Basic Site Details

Name: Ardtornish House, mansion and clocktower
Town, district or village: Ardtornish
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish: Morvern
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418851891 House built
Item 2 of 419081910 Remodelling. Interior work including oak panelling in drawing room.
Item 3 of 41913  Still room and range
Item 4 of 41979 RestorationMaintenance


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 7Alexander Ross A18851891New house
Item 2 of 7John Kinross B19081910Remodelling, including interior decoration
Item 3 of 7Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd) Fc. 1908 Oak panelling in drawing room. Executed by Thomas Beveridge.
Item 4 of 7William Scott Morton Fc. 1908 1908 Oak panelling in drawing room. Executed by Thomas Beveridge
Item 5 of 7John Kinross C1913 Still room and range
Item 6 of 7Richard Gale Ewing D1979 Maintenance
Item 7 of 7Rowand Anderson Partnership D1979 Maintenance work


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Raven, Mrs FClient for 1970s work
Item 2 of 2Sellar, Gerard and Gertrude Craig 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p103
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp225-6
Item 3 of 3Miers, Mary2008The Western Seaboard The Rutland Pressp82-3

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Ardtornish HouseArdtornish House drawings  
Item 2 of 5Ardtornish HouseManuscripts NRS (S) 656
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13951 
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScott Morton (formerly Peter Miller) Collection, RIAS Letter books
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Ross: F v12 p15, microfiche 114/B7