The Castles of Scotland by Martin Coventry | Goblinshead | A comprehensive guide to 4,100 castles, towers, historic houses, stately homes and family lands
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Poltalloch

Argyll & Dunbartonshire: About 6 miles north-west of Lochgilphead, 2.5 miles south and west of Kilmartin, on minor roads west of B8025, 1 mile south of Slockavullin, at or near Poltalloch.

 

Private   NR 814965   OS: 55   PA31 8QJ


Site of castle or old house. Poltalloch House is a large Jacobean mansion of two storeys, designed by William Burn in the 1830s. It was stripped and unroofed in the 1950s, and is now a shell.
  ‘Pooltalach’ is marked on Blaeu’s map of Lorn.

Poltalloch House (old postcard)

  The lands were held by the Campbells, but passed to the Malcolms (or MacCallum, as they were originally) in 1562. Donald Malcolm of Poltalloch and his son Archibald signed an oath of allegiance to George I in 1715. Poltalloch House was built to replace Kilmartin House [NR 832998], and Kilmartin House has been demolished. One of the family, Colonel George Malcolm, was the first Director of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 1946.
  The Malcolms now live at Duntrune Castle, and have a loft and were buried at the church at Kilmartin, where there are carved slabs as well as an old stone cross in the church.

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