Basic Site Details

Name: Lochnell Castle
Town, district or village: Benderloch (near)
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Notes: Interconnected late 17th-century service wing, early Georgian mansion and castellated block of 1816-20.

Severely damaged by fire in 1853 and subsequently restored.

Cost of George Woulfe Brenan restoration: 7,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lochnell HouseYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 317371739AdditionNew house added to SE
Item 2 of 3After 1882Before 1911 Restoration
Item 3 of 317 October 1950  Date of plans of alterations


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 5John BaxterArchitectJ17371739May have been responsible for new house built to SE of earlier block
Item 2 of 5John DouglasArchitectK17371739May have been responsible for the design of new house 1737-39.
Item 3 of 5Archibald ElliotArchitectA18181820Enlarged in castellated style.
Item 4 of 5George Woulfe BrenanArchitect After 1882Before 1911Restoration
Item 5 of 5Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)Architect 1950 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Baird, Sir DavidFor 1950s work
Item 2 of 3Campbell, Duncan, 8th EarlFor 1880s work
Item 3 of 3Campbell, Sir Duncan, 7th of LochnellFor original wotk


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3RCAHMS Inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Argyllvol 2, LornRCAHMSp266
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp388-91

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4716 
Item 2 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsSC 51/60/1, 8 Feb, 1821 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1950/16/1-11