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Former Clydesdale Bank, Argyll Square, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4121 / 56°24'43"N

Longitude: -5.4729 / 5°28'22"W

OS Eastings: 185855

OS Northings: 729842

OS Grid: NM858298

Mapcode National: GBR DCVR.ZX3

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.X307

Plus Code: 9C8PCG6G+RR

Entry Name: Former Clydesdale Bank, Argyll Square, Oban

Listing Name: Argyll Square, Former Clydesdale Bank

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384281

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38812

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384281

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Bank building

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Baird and Thomson of Glasgow, 1915, with alterations, 1936. 2-storey classical bank building of irregular plan with 3 principal facades to Shore Street, Argyll Square, and Station Road. Angled rear (W) elevation. Red sandstone ashlar, horizontally channelled at ground floor, squared and snecked grey granite rubble, rear elevation blank. Chamfered E corner with main entrance door. Base course, band course at ground floor cill and 1st floor. String course at 1st floor cill, bracketted cornice with parapet above. Ground floor windows with channelled voussoirs and keystone at centres. Architraved and shouldered 1st floor windows with corniced cills.

SHORE STREET (S) ELEVATION: 3 bays with architraved doorway in bay 1.

ARGYLL SQUARE (SE) ELEVATION: 3 bays, architraved, arched and shouldered armorial panel with keystone and carved crest at ground floor bay 1. Bracketted pilaster strips extending from 1st floor cill level to wallhead stack above, flanked by narrow windows. Chamfered corner to right, 1 bay wide, pilastered entrance doorway with scrolled brackets at top supporting open segmental pediment with cartouche and shell motif.

STATION ROAD (NE) ELEVATION: 4 bays with narrower window openings in bay 4. Plate glass timber sash and case windows, altered lower sashes

at ground floor. Grey-slated piended roof, square cast-iron downpipes with shallow hoppers at corners. 3-flue ashlar wallhead stack at SE elevation bay 1, 2-flue ashlar wallhead stacks at N and S corners of rear elevation, all with double-corniced copes.

Statement of Interest

Although this building has been left stranded by other demolitions, it continues to enclose the W end of Argyll Square. Cast-iron pillar box adjacent to SE elevation.

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