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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 71913 20400
171913, 620400


Later 18th century. 3-storey and attic, 7-bay tenement of rectangular plan. Droved and painted ashlar piers to shopfront, polished ashlar frieze with cherry-caulked red sandstone walls above, droved ashlar dressings. Partial base course, wide lintel course at shopfront, 1st floor cill course over frieze, cill course at 2nd floor, eaves course. Shop entrance door at 2nd bay, with shop window to left and entrance door to common stair to right. Shop to right with central door and flanking shop windows. Raised margins at windows with projecting cills at 3rd floor. Regular fenestration to upper floors, round-arched niches at 1st and 2nd floors of bay to left of centre.

REAR ELEVATION: roughcast, 4 bays, with apsidal stair tower breaking eaves at 2nd bay.

2-pane plate glass windows to shopfront, 12-pane timber sash and case windows to upper floors. 2-leaf glazed timber shop door in 2nd bay, timber part-railed pedestrian gate to common stair entrance. Grey slate roof, curved over stair tower, slate-hung piend-roofed dormers breaking eaves, timber at 1st bay, stone at 4th and 7th bays. Slate-hung piend-roofed timber dormers flanking stairtower at rear elevation, with 9-pane timber sash and case windows. Roughcast, coped, multi-flue apex stack with circular cans and skew copes between 2nd and 3rd bays, mutual apex stacks at outer left and right ends.

Statement of Special Interest

Horns on the upper sashes suggest that this tenement might have been rebuilt around 1900 when the adjoining tenement to the N was built. This tenement, with its fine surviving shopfront, is a good example of 18th century Scottish burgh architecture.



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