DiCamillo Companion

Argyll House, Westminster

  • House & Family History: In 1802 Argyll House was sold to Lt.-Col. Henry Francis Greville for £70. Greville altered and added to the House, and, in 1806, opened it as the Argyll Rooms (not to be confused with Argyle Subscription Rooms, part of the London Trocadero and notorious as a haunt of prostitutes). Geville's rooms were a meeting place of fashionable society, who were entertained here by ballet, vaudeville, and other entertainments.

  • Architect: Ignatius Bonomi

    Date: 1808
    Designed: Alterations for 4th Earl of Aberdeen

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    Architect: Roger Morris

    Date: Circa 1729
    Designed: House for 1st Earl of Ilay
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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    Architect: Robert Mylne

    Date: 1764-65
    Designed: Alterations for Marquess of Lorne

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    Architect: William Wilkins Jr.

    Date: 1809
    Designed: Internal alterations for 4th Earl of Aberdeen

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  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Archibald Campbell, 1st Earl of Ilay and 3rd Duke of Argyll, 18th century. Field Marshal John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne and 5th Duke of Argyll, 18th century. Robert Raymond, 2nd Baron Raymond, 18th century. William Jolliffe, 18th century. George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 19th century. Lt.-Col. Henry Francis Greville, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No