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Public Conveniences, Dungallan Parks, Gallanach Road, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4106 / 56°24'38"N

Longitude: -5.4859 / 5°29'9"W

OS Eastings: 185046

OS Northings: 729718

OS Grid: NM850297

Mapcode National: GBR DCTS.5XY

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.P4WC

Plus Code: 9C8PCG67+7J

Entry Name: Public Conveniences, Dungallan Parks, Gallanach Road, Oban

Listing Name: Gallanach Road, Dungallan Parks Public Conveniences and Shelter Walls, Steps Balustrades and Lamp Standards

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384311

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38836

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384311

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Tagged with: Public toilet

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Dated 1933. Single storey, symmetrical viewing shelter with public toilets incorporated at ends of simple classical design. Splayed U-plan, concrete block construction. W elevation includes loggia of 5 bays, divided by 4 circular columns with capitals and bases, flanked by pilastered end bays with doorways to conveniences. Loggia lined with vertical timber boarding, timber bench along base. Parapet with cope around flat roof. Segmental pediment with datestone centring 3-bay

roadside (rear) elevation of centrepiece. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative brackets, and rectangular hoppers adjacent to doors.

INTERIOR: not seen (out of use) 1994.

Rubble retaining wall to road level surmounted by parapet alternated with balustrade of concrete square profiled balusters, steps at N and S ends. Symmetrical ramps from road to loggia level with balustrade, again with concrete square profiled balusters.

Cast-iron lamp standards with fluted stems to pavement.

Statement of Interest

Dean of Guild list of 1933 records a "public shelter and bathing boxes, for the Burgh of Oban", but plans are missing.

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