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

23 AND 25 ARGYLL SQUARE, AND 1-6 ALBANY STREETLB38807

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
C
Date Added
16/05/1995
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Oban
NGR
NM 85871 29817
Coordinates
185871, 729817

Description

Circa 1890, in 2 stages. 4-storey corner Italianate tenement with

shops at ground. 4-bay elevation to Argyll Square, with additional bay in chamfered N corner. L-plan with plainer 4 outer right bays of 9-bay Albany Street elevation splayed. Polished ashlar with harled rear and side elevations. Most original stone shopfronts surviving with stall risers, boldly moulded door and window surrounds and horizontal channelling to wider vertical members. Continuous cornice over shopfronts, stepped once, additional cornices at 1st and 2nd floors.

Substantial bracketted eaves cornice with blocking course above. Windows architraved with bracketted cornices to 1st floor windows, bracketted cills to 3rd floor, and aprons to 2nd of principal corner bays. Plate glass timber sash and case windows surviving at 2nd floor

of corner building, and some to rear elevation. Modern grey tile

roof, square cast-iron downpipe at E end of Argyll Square elevation. Decorative panelled and corniced tablet-style wallhead stack at head of corner bay, bracketted at base with octagonal cans. Flanking ridge stacks in ashlar and render, both with octagonal cans.

Low single storey and hayloft attic stable in mews to rear with curved cut-away to corner, grey slate pitched roof, and pitched roof, slate-hung dormer with timber doors, breaking eaves.

Statement of Special Interest

Probably by G E Woulfe Brenan 1888. A classical member of Argyll Square, these tenements and offices remain an elegant reminder of 19th century prosperity in Oban.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild records, Murdo MacDonald, Argyll.

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.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to 23 AND 25 ARGYLL SQUARE, AND 1-6 ALBANY STREET

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 30/05/2024 06:43