Killellan House

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Killellan House

Postby Malky » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:11 pm

As promised History, here is the image of Killellan House that you had info on.

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You can view a larger version on Historic Kintyre by clicking the image there.

Link is http://www.campbeltownloch.com/photogallery.php?photo_id=88

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Postby petewick » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:13 pm

My great aunt worked in the kitchen there in the late 30's early 40's.
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Postby History » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:45 pm

Petewick that is really interesting! Do you have any more info on her time at the House?

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Postby petewick » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:59 pm

History wrote:Petewick that is really interesting! Do you have any more info on her time at the House?

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I will be visiting her in the next couple of days and will ask her more.
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Postby History » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:05 pm

That's great Petewick, maybe she will have some photo's 8)

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Postby petewick » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:29 pm

Don't think there will be any photos, but plenty memories
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Postby EMDEE » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:32 pm

The glass doors just inside the entrance to the Highland Church came from Killellan House when it was demolished.
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Postby Jock Strap » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:30 pm

Where exactly was this house?
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Postby EMDEE » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:19 am

Halfway to Southend. Past Woodbank and on the left past the quarry. It was up in amongst the trees.

The quarry used to be an excellent place for blackberries.
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Postby History » Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:34 am

As Emdee says it is half way down the Southend road. You pass Killellen Farm on the right and half way down Killellen Brae there is an entrance on the left with a gatehouse that belonged to the house. Not sure who owns it now. Possibly Pennygowan???

I would love to have a look further up the drive but not sure if I would be politely asked to leave :shock:

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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:42 pm

http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/feature ... 5007.html#

Latitude 55.3657N Long 5.6499W

Map link didn't work here, but they have a photo map there
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Postby knock » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:52 pm

Your right - Mr & Mrs McPhee (senior) live in Killellan Lodge which is at the entrance. I don't think the road goes any further than that though. Just passed the house on the main road there's a farm track which leads up the hill.

Won't do any harm to ask them if you could have a look.
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Postby History » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:23 pm

Thanks Knock. I'll maybe ask the McPhee's if they mind me having a wander round. I'll take the camera with me just in case.

I have a few lines to add to the demise of the place but I'll wait to see if they can add any more to it or they may know someone who does before I post it on here. Seems like a crime that is was dismantled. It would probably be protected today.

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Postby WC1 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:17 pm

Was it not gutted by fire some time in the 1960s and then had to be demolished?
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Postby History » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:06 am

Think there was a fire but one account says that the building could have been saved? Don't suppose we'll ever know for sure. In any event what was left was demolished.

Neil McArthur (The Scout) a local builder who had a yard where the creamery car park is now had the contract for demolishing it. The materials were sold on to be used in other building projects around the town in the sixties. Possibly some bits and pieces went further afield.

Sandstone from the Killellen House was used for the foundations on the corner block of houses at Mill Street/ Broad Street and 47 to 51 High Street. This can still be seen today on the sides where the foundations are above ground level.

A beautiful building that lasted less than a hundred years.

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