Basic Site Details

Name: Ardtaraig
Town, district or village: Dunoon (near)
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: David Walker writes (2014): 'I imagine it's mainly Fairbairn as the style is so close to Leadbetter's own Stobieside. Fairbairn was at Leadbetter's 1899-1901'.

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 41916  House dated above door. Additions probably completed.
Item 2 of 4March 1917  Date on ground plan by Greig
Item 3 of 41923  Date of deed of sale of house
Item 4 of 41935 Alteration/conversionW wing added


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 4Alfred GreigArchitectA1916(?) Remodelling
Item 2 of 4Greig & FairbairnArchitectural practiceA1916(?) Remodelling
Item 3 of 4Walter FairbairnArchitectA1916(?) Remodelling
Item 4 of 4Alfred GreigArchitectB1935 May have been repsonsible for the addition of w wing but no documentary evidence.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Anderson, Sir Kenneth, shipownerPurchased the property in 1913. Was responsible for 1916 additions
Item 2 of 2Geddes, IrvineHouse purchased by Geddes in 1923, one of Sir Kenneth's fellow directors. Was responsible for commissioning 1935 work.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Bill SimspsonInformation via website Information courtesy of Bill Simpson
Item 2 of 3Held at Ardtaraig by present ownersGround plan of house Information courtesy of Sebastian Pryke.
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50863