Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

CORRAN ESPLANADE, CHRIST CHURCH DUNOLLIE (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)LB38821

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/05/1995
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Oban
NGR
NM 85641 30641
Coordinates
185641, 730641

Description

Leslie Grahame MacDougall, 1957. 5 bays, with nave, shallow side aisles, and apse at E and W ends. Square tower at W end of S aisle. Single lancet stylised window in each bay with rectangular clerestory window above, with narrow concrete margins. Black brick base course to rendered and painted walls.

TOWER: lancet windows at mid point, paired windows to upper stage of belfry and door at ground floor. Concrete cavetto moulded cornice with tall octagonal copper lantern on bell cast roof above, 8 columns supporting pyramidal roof and cross.

INTERIOR: bays divided internally by concrete structural members, consisting of central triangular arch and shallow outer arches forming aisles. Period internal decoration intact. W apse, elders pews on timber platform accessed by 7 steps. Timber pulpit, canopy and lectern with contemporary carving and iron work. E (entrance) apse, white marble war memorial re-sited from previous church. Lobbies to N and S, each with curving concrete stair to room above, and lit by small square window. 2-leaf entrance doors with 8 panels. Contemporary external

lamps above lintels. Stained glass window to centre of W apse, depicting life of Christ, gifted in memory of architect by his sister. All other windows square paned, leaded lights. Moulded eaves course,

profiled gutters with square downpipes and copper roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Replacement for church in George street (now converted to electricity showroom). This building displays the strong Scandinavian influences popular at the time, but with the unusual double apse arrangement that is possibly a reference to Oban's marine connections.

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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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