Basic Site Details

Name: Campbeltown Poorhouse
Town, district or village: Campbeltown
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 1,565.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Argyll & Bute Council OfficesYes 
Item 2 of 3Witchburn HospitalYes 
Item 3 of 3Witchburn HouseYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Poor house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Witchburn RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21859   
Item 2 of 21866  Fever hospital built in grounds


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2John HoneymanArchitect 18591866 
Item 2 of 2Robert MathesonArchitect 1859 Originally employed to draw up plans; withdrew after dispute over cost


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Campbeltown, Parochial Board for 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Witchburn House
Item 2 of 3Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdp91
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p157

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Campbeltown Courier28 March 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Argyll & Bute Council OfficesPlan collection CA/7/45/6
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43141 
Item 3 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job list