Listed Building

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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 71941 20390
171941, 620390


T L Watson of Glasgow, dated 1909. 3-storey asymmetrical Glasgow Style tenement with 5, 12, and 5-bay elevations to Main Street, Longrow South, and Union Street respectively, and additional octagonal and circular common bays at N and S corners. Bull-faced squared and snecked rubble walls with droved red sandstone ashlar dressings and details. Intermittent base course and stall risers, cornice at 1st floor and eaves.

S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: 6 bays including octagonal bay at corner to outer right. Pend entrance into bay to left of centre comprising architraved door set in architraved panel, keystone with flanking circlets at lintel. Paired timber shopfronts with stone stall risers to left, modern shopfront to right. 3-light canted bay window at 1st and 2nd floors of bay to outer left; lintel course at 1st floor, cill course at 2nd floor, corniced parapet breaking eaves with arrowslit at centre. Matching canted bay in bay to right of centre. Corner at outer right chamfered at ground floor, infilled architraved door with keystone, corbelled out above to octagonal corner tower, lintel course at 1st floor, cill course at 2nd floor, tower breaking eaves, cornice with octagonal base to harled drum and ogee-capped roof above.

E (LONGROW SOUTH) ELEVATION: 14 bays, including octagonal corner bay to outer left and circular corner bay to outer right. Near symmetrical elevation, pend entrance centred at ground floor, matching that to S elevation, matching doorways in 3rd bays from outer left and right. Centre 2 bays at 1st and 2nd floor flanked by windows comprising paired 3-light canted bays (matching those to S elevation) intersecting tall architraved panel at centre surmounted by semicircular open pediment. 3-bay section flanking with pend entrances (matching that at centre) centred at ground floor. Elevation framed by wallhead stacks, corbelled out at 1st floor, and adjoining corner towers. Chamfered corner bay with entrance door at outer right, matching bay to outer left. 4-light circular in rounded corner tower at 1st and 2nd floors, lintel course at 2nd floor, cill course at 2nd floor, tower breaking eaves, cornice with circular base to harled drum and domed cap roof.

N (UNION STREET) ELEVATION: 5 irregularly spaced bays. Modern shopfront between ashlar piers at ground floor, circular corner tower in rounded corner at upper floors to outer left, 3-flue wallhead stack to right of penultimate bay to left, narrow windows at 1st and 2nd floor of penultimate bay to right.

Mainly timber sash and case windows surviving with 3-pane upper sashes and 2-pane lower sashes. Vertically-boarded timber gates with latticed uppers to pends. Grey slate roof, piended at corners to Longrow South. Cast-iron profiled gutters and downpipes. Red sandstone ashlar wallhead stacks to elevations (foreshortened at outer left of S elevation), corniced, with red circular cans. Multi-flue apex stacks at ridge, harled and corniced , with red circular cans.

INTERIOR: white glazed brick walls to common stairs.

Statement of Special Interest

The Campbeltown Courier of August 1908 relays Watson?s description of his scheme for Longrow South, saying "the leading idea of the scheme is the continuation of Longrow from Union Street, its present termination, to Main Street together with the clearance of the congested and insanitary area of the "Wide Close"". He summarises by saying "When the whole scheme is completed, there will be a handsome range of buildings on each side of the new street, consisting of shops of the best class on the ground floor, with comfortable and attractive dwelling-houses on the floors above".



Murdo MacDonald, "Campbeltown?s Glasgow Face" THE KINTYRE ANTIQUARIAN & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY MAGAZINE (No 29) p21 Argyll & Bute Council Archive ref: BC 9/97 CAMPBELTOWN COURIER (March 1908, 8.8.1908) ARGYLLSHIRE HERALD (1.10.1910).

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