DiCamillo Companion

Ardgowan House

  • House & Family History: The lands of Ardgowan were granted to Sir John Stewart on May 5, 1403 by King Robert III. Sir John was the king's illegitimate son; today's Shaw-Stewart family is descended in the direct male line from Sir John Stewart.

    Collections: Ardgowan is noted for its fine collection of portraits.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The House is set in the middle of 400 acres of parkland on the south shores of the Firth of Clyde.

  • Architect: William Burn

    Date: 1831-32
    Designed: Enlarged House for Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, Bt.

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    Architect: Hugh Cairncross

    Date: 1797
    Designed: House (in a plain classical style) for Sir John Shaw-Stewart, Bt.

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 54, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. VI, 1823. Scotland, 1830.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pgs. 190, 210
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Listed

  • "Ordeal by Innocence" (2018 - TV mini series).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart 12th Bt.; Shaw-Stewart family here since 1314.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, 5th Bt., 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Available for corporate events, weddings, and small group stays.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01475-521-656

    Fax: 01475-529-017

    Email: info@ardgowan.co.uk

    Website: http://www.ardgowan.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No