Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

42-46 (EVEN NOS) GEORGE STREET AND 3 ARGYLL STREET, ARGYLL MANSIONSLB38843

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/10/1993
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Oban
NGR
NM 85908 30086
Coordinates
185908, 730086

Description

William Hunter MacNab of Leiper and MacNab, 1906. 4-storey near symmetrical tenement with 4-storey and attic block at corner, incorporating Scottish 17th century details; stylised columns at ground with upper part of bays between glazed and modern shop fronts recessed to form arcaded area from street. Ashlar and bull-faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings, polished granite columns. Variety of window styles including ashlar transomed, and mullioned and transomed windows. Cill courses, eaves course. Ashlar semi-circular and gable

pedimented dormers.

W (GEORGE STREET) ELEVATION: 4-storey and attic canted angle to corner, regular windows, colonnettes at angles dividing bays to 2nd and 3rd floors, crenellated parapet, pilastered dormers with semi-circular pedimented gables cradling finials. 4-bay elevation onto Argyll Street; gabled bay off-centre right with canted oriels from 1st floor. Bipartite windows at 1st and 2nd floors to right; pedimented window breaking eaves above. Single window at 1st and 2nd floor to left, with similar pedimented window above. Lop-sided gabled bay to outer left

with canted oriels from 1st floor. Deep bracketted cornice above ground floor with cast-iron balcony; similar balcony at 2nd floor spanning canted bay off-centre right and flanking windows.

S (ARGYLL STREET) ELEVATION: variety of single, bipartite and canted oriels. Ashlar pediment to windows breaking eaves. Mostly timber sash and case windows with variety of glazing patterns, including plate glass to lower sash, with 6-pane upper; 9-pane lower and 6-pane upper. Green slate roof. Range of tall corniced wallhead stacks including group of stacks diagonally set and linked with oversailing cornice abutting SW angle and to W. Moulded cans. Slate-hung dormers with jettied gables to W.

INTERIOR: stone tenement stairs with nosings, metal balusters with timber handrail. White and green tiled lower walls and handrails. 2-panel polished doors to flats with 8-pane fanlights over.

Statement of Special Interest

An impressive and high-quality building by one of Scotland's foremost architecture practices, situated in a prominent waterfront position.

References

Bibliography

Dean of Guild, Argyll and Bute District Council, Drawings for Oban BO/29.

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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