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Masonic Hall, 7, 8, 9 Albany Street, Oban

A Category B Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4116 / 56°24'41"N

Longitude: -5.4729 / 5°28'22"W

OS Eastings: 185852

OS Northings: 729783

OS Grid: NM858297

Mapcode National: GBR DCVR.ZXB

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.X30N

Plus Code: 9C8PCG6G+JR

Entry Name: Masonic Hall, 7, 8, 9 Albany Street, Oban

Listing Name: 7 to 9 (Inclusive Nos) Albany Street, Masonic Hall

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384259

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38797

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384259

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Masonic temple

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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 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.

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