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 86261 87949
186261, 687949


Probably early 19th century in origin; refurbished 1945-46 with later alterations. 3-storey, 2-bay block forming part of terrace with public house at ground. Painted render. Base course; corniced shopfront with fluted pilasters to outer left and right and dividing bays.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: public house at ground with single window off-set to left of centre; larger windows flanking; timber panelled door to outer right. Single windows at

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 1999.

Modern windows to front; rooflights. Grey sate roof. Corniced sandstone ridge stacks; various cans.

INTERIOR: public house comprising corridor to right with timber panelled dado; multi-pane doors. Public Bar with timber panelled dado; curved timber bar with fluted pilasters and console-bracketed top; mirrored display selves behind with back-lit panels above; brick-built fireplace with brick canopy; mirror above; enclosed dart board to left; timber benches abutting walls. Smoke Room with timber panelled dado; small, stepped fire surround with mirror above; timber benches abutting walls; original tables. Lounge at rear with timber panelled dado; large, brick-built fireplace with brick canopy. Timber benches lining walls with curvilinear partitions between;

original tables. Sliding timber door to male toilets with plaque inscribed 'Gents Lavatory - Slide it Chum'; original handle.

Statement of Special Interest

A relatively plain 3-storey block, listed primarily because of its well-detailed public house (still in use as such 1999). Refurbished in 1945-46, the quality of this detailing, the majority of which remains intact, is unusually high - the bar, dado panelling and back-lit panels being particularly good.



Ordnance Survey map, 1864 (evident - marked as Post Office). Ordnance Survey map, 1899 (evident - marked as Public House).

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