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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 21/03/1990


  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Burgh: Dunoon

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 17338 76670
  • Coordinates217338, 676670


Style of David Hamilton, circa 1842. Two-storey villa in

Hamilton's own Tudoresque style, lower service wing to north;

now offices. Harled, with ashlar margins, dressings, and

chamfered ingoes: mostly hood-moulded openings; mostly

original horizontal glazing pattern (sashes); gables

crowstepped or with saw-toothed skews. Three-bay west (main

entrance) elevation 3 bays, advanced gable right with canted

ground floor window, crenellated porch in re-entrant angle,

wall-head gable to left, single window beyond, in upper

level of wing. South elevation is symmetrical, 3 finialled

and gabled window bays, the outer slightly advanced, shallow

central porch with door now a window. Tall, east-facing stair

window. Stacks have square flues linked by cornice, some cut

down. Slated roofs. Inside, ornament is classical, principal

rooms have decorative cornice plasterwork, chimney pieces

also decorative, cast-iron stair balusters a common pattern.

Statement of Special Interest

Milton estate passed in 1815 to John Moir of Hillfoot,

Dollar, subsequently John MacArthur-Moir.

The 1842 work may incorporate an existing house. Some service

wings demolished in recent years.



Information from Dunoon and Cowal Heritage Trust

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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