Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

7 TO 9 (INCLUSIVE NOS) ALBANY STREET, MASONIC HALLLB38797

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 85852 29783
Coordinates
185852, 729783

Description

John C Hay of Edinburgh, 1889. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical terraced building with shops at ground floor. Bull-faced, squared and snecked granite with polished sandstone ashlar dressings. Stone shopfronts with plain stall-risers, pilasters framing elevation at ground floor, narrow square columns flanking central recessed shop doorways and matching pilasters flanking door to upper floor at centre bay, all with capitals and bases. Cornice above shopfronts, advanced at centre, acting as cornice to central door, architraved, round-arched 2-pane fanlight over bracketted lintel, decorative scrolled brackets supporting balustrade above with fluted dies and ball finials. Cill course at 1st floor, advanced at cills with brackets below in outer bays. Moulded architrave and carved keystone to centre window, each with semicircular pediment carved with Masonic symbol semicircular panel to lintels. Band course at eaves, carved decorative panels at each bay. Modern, cement-rendered 2-storey addition to rear.

Plate glass windows to shopfronts, panelled ingoes to doors, timber door to right with panel and glazed upper. Plate glass timber sash and case windows to upper floor. 6-panel door to centre.

Pendant lamp on bracket at central door, profiled gutter at eaves, mutual multi-flue stack shared with tenement to NW.

Statement of Special Interest

Dean of Guild Court plans record "For the Trustees of Oban Lodge Commercial No.180 of Freemasons, John C Hay, architect, Edinburgh 1889" and another application for alterations in 1931.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild, Argyll & Bute District Council.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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