Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

CORRAN ESPLANADE, ALEXANDRA PLACELB38818

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
16/05/1995
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Oban
NGR
NM 85825 30274
Coordinates
185825, 730274

Description

Mid 19th century. 4-storey, 6-bay tenement building (bays arranged 2-1-1-2) in plain classical style. Rectangular plan, near-symmetrical ashlar street elevation and rubble rear and side elevations, all painted. Small base course, string course at 2nd floor cill level, pendant bracketted eaves cornice. Pilasters framing facade, and single pilaster at centre, with capitals engaged at eaves cornice. All windows architraved, cornices at ground, 1st and 2nd floor. Matching architraves and cornices to doorways in bays 2 and 5. Plain margin to additional doorway to left of centre pilaster. Regular fenestration to rear elevation with stair windows at intermediate heights, margins and cills. Ground floor, 4-pane timber sash and case windows in bays 1

and 3. 1st floor, 4-pane timber sash and case windows in bays 1-3, plate glass timber sash and case windows in bays 4-6. 2nd floor, 4-pane timber sash and case windows. 3rd floor, 4-pane timber sash and case windows in bays 4-6. 8-pane timber sash and case windows surviving at rear elevation, 2nd and 3rd floors, with 4-pane timber sash and case stair windows. Grey slate roof, slated over skews. Ashlar 3-flue wallhead stacks, decorated with cornices and vertical channelling, 3-flue, corniced stack at centre of ridge. Substantial 3 and 4-flue wallhead stacks to rear elevation, and multi-flued gable stack. Timber panelled doors with 2-pane fanlights, in bays 2 and 5. Cast-iron

downpipe to left of bay 3 with decorative brackets and hopper.

Statement of Special Interest

A prominent building on the waterfront, with original details surviving.

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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)

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.

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