Basic Site Details

Name: Convalescent Home
Town, district or village: Kilmun
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Closed down.

Building News 13 June 1873, p688:
'On Saturday the foundation stone was laid of a new sea-side Convalescent Home at Kilmun NB. The Home which has been designed by Mr High Barclay, architect, of Glasgow, is a very plain structure built of whinstone rubble faced with freestone and brick, and consists of two wings and a centre, with an entire frontage of about 176 feet. The building will be two storeys in height, and in each of the wigs there will be sixteen bedrooms. In the centre portion, which is separated from the wings, will form the matronís room and kitchen, and on the upper story a dining-hall and reading room. The cost is estimated at £2,500.'

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kilmun Homes Institution  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318721873  
Item 2 of 3June 1873 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 31939  Extension


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 5David BarclayArchitectA18721873 
Item 2 of 5H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA18721873 
Item 3 of 5Hugh BarclayArchitectA18721873 
Item 4 of 5Macwhannell & ReidArchitectural practiceB1939 Extension
Item 5 of 5Ninian MacwhannellArchitectB1939 Extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Kilmun Homes Institution
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p359

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1939Jan-Jun p342
Item 2 of 2Building News13 June 1873  p688

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Barclay: F v6 p58; microfiche 94/F6