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1-5 Albany Street, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4118 / 56°24'42"N

Longitude: -5.4727 / 5°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 185867

OS Northings: 729803

OS Grid: NM858298

Mapcode National: GBR DCWR.S15

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.X34H

Plus Code: 9C8PCG6G+PW

Entry Name: 1-5 Albany Street, Oban

Listing Name: 23 and 25 Argyll Square, and 1-6 Albany Street

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384275

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38807

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384275

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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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 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.

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