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Christ Church Dunollie, Corran Esplanade, Oban

A Category B Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4192 / 56°25'9"N

Longitude: -5.477 / 5°28'37"W

OS Eastings: 185641

OS Northings: 730641

OS Grid: NM856306

Mapcode National: GBR DCVR.B11

Mapcode Global: WH0GC.VX2C

Plus Code: 9C8PCG9F+M5

Entry Name: Christ Church Dunollie, Corran Esplanade, Oban

Listing Name: Corran Esplanade, Christ Church Dunollie (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384293

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38821

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Kilmore & Oban Ex Parish Church

ID on this website: 200384293

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Leslie Grahame MacDougall, 1957. 5 bays, with nave, shallow side aisles, and apse at E and W ends. Square tower at W end of S aisle. Single lancet stylised window in each bay with rectangular clerestory window above, with narrow concrete margins. Black brick base course to rendered and painted walls.

TOWER: lancet windows at mid point, paired windows to upper stage of belfry and door at ground floor. Concrete cavetto moulded cornice with tall octagonal copper lantern on bell cast roof above, 8 columns supporting pyramidal roof and cross.

INTERIOR: bays divided internally by concrete structural members, consisting of central triangular arch and shallow outer arches forming aisles. Period internal decoration intact. W apse, elders pews on timber platform accessed by 7 steps. Timber pulpit, canopy and lectern with contemporary carving and iron work. E (entrance) apse, white marble war memorial re-sited from previous church. Lobbies to N and S, each with curving concrete stair to room above, and lit by small square window. 2-leaf entrance doors with 8 panels. Contemporary external

lamps above lintels. Stained glass window to centre of W apse, depicting life of Christ, gifted in memory of architect by his sister. All other windows square paned, leaded lights. Moulded eaves course,

profiled gutters with square downpipes and copper roof.

Statement of Interest

Replacement for church in George street (now converted to electricity showroom). This building displays the strong Scandinavian influences popular at the time, but with the unusual double apse arrangement that is possibly a reference to Oban's marine connections.

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