Basic Site Details

Name: Stonefield House and estate
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Ach-na-cloich  
Item 2 of 3AchnacloichYes 
Item 3 of 3Achnacloish  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21858(?) Build/constructionFrom datestone
Item 2 of 2Before 1906 Alterations and additionsAlterations and additions to house


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 8John StarforthArchitect 1858  
Item 2 of 8Henry ('Harry') Ramsay TaylorArchitectAAfter 1890Before 1906Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 8James LesselsArchitectAAfter 1890Before 1906Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 8James Lessels and Harry Ramsay TaylorArchitectural practiceAAfter 1890Before 1906Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 8Edward Grigg WylieArchitectFBefore 1947 Work on estate
Item 6 of 8Frederick Robert WylieArchitectFBefore 1947 Work on estate
Item 7 of 8George Ferguson Smellie ShanksArchitectFBefore 1947 Work on estate
Item 8 of 8Wylie, Shanks & WylieArchitectural practiceFBefore 1947 Work on estate


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Campbell, ColinColin Campbell was the first cleint. He was born on the Isle of Coll, and his father, Neil Campbell, was Tacksman of Sunipol, Isle of Mull. Colin Campbell emigrated to Australia but returned for good in 1852 to the island of Coll. He commissioned the house from Starforth. When he died in 1867, this property and the two properties he owned on the Isle of Coll were passed on to his son, Hector Archibald Campbell. Hector initially rented the property to Alexander Stevenson and then sold it to him before he sold it on to the Nelson family.

Item 2 of 3Nelson, T AClient from 1892
Item 3 of 3Stevenson, Alexander ShannanOwner of the house before selling it to the Nelsons.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Achnacloich cottage and bothy 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 270 (H R Taylor)
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p198

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Advertiser27 March 1893  Report of Nairn Parish Church which lists Starforth's other works

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Andrew Campbell, Australia whose ggg grandfather was the elder brother of Colin Campbel Information sent to the Dictionary Sent October 2015
Item 2 of 3Courtesy of Hew StevensonInformation sent in via DSA website Sent June 2009
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Harry Ramsay Taylor: F v18 p29 no1188 (microfilm reel 12): Frederick Robert Wylie: f no4242 (Combined Box 3)