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Balmoral Hotel, 94-96 George Street, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4157 / 56°24'56"N

Longitude: -5.4726 / 5°28'21"W

OS Eastings: 185892

OS Northings: 730241

OS Grid: NM858302

Mapcode National: GBR DCWR.L0F

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.X04G

Plus Code: 9C8PCG8G+7W

Entry Name: Balmoral Hotel, 94-96 George Street, Oban

Listing Name: 94-100 (Even Nos) George Street, and Craigard Road, Balmoral Hotel

Listing Date: 16 May 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384323

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38845

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384323

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Later 19th century. 3-storey Italianate hotel with tenement behind and shops at ground, U-plan on corner site. Polished ashlar to George and Craigard Streets, rear and E gable walls roughly squared rubble, stugged sandstone dressings. Shop-fronts with cornice above. Architraved upper floor windows to W elevation, roll-moulded to S elevation, round-arched at 2nd floor. Pendant- bracketted deep eaves cornice.

W (GEORGE STREET) ELEVATION: 6-bay, symmetrical, mirrored about centre above ground, original shop-front to left of centre with base course, roll-moulded door and window surrounds, 2-leaf panelled storm doors, modern shopfronts elsewhere. Bipartite windows in outer and centre bays to floors above. 2nd floor windows with scrolls at cills. 1st floor windows corniced.

S (CRAIGARD ROAD) ELEVATION: 7-bays (4-3) on rising ground. 4-bay gabled return of street frontage and 3 stepped bays. Bipartite windows in bays 5 and 7. Pilastered, round-arched entrance to hotel in centre bay, architraved with keystone and entablature. Matching doorway to tenement in penultimate bay to right. Original shopfront to left of doorway, matching shopfront at W elevation. Elevation curves back with streetline to outer right.

REAR ELEVATIONS: fenestration evenly spaced with stair windows to landings. Projecting stair tower at rear elevation of Craigard Road block.

N (JOHN STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay gable end to narrow street elevation with small square window at gablehead, bay 1 an additional bay in wing projecting to left. Plate glass timber sash and case windows to upper floors. 4-pane sash and case windows to rear elevations, coloured glass to hotel stair windows. Gabled, slate-hung dormers to W pitch,

bipartite round-arched windows at bays 1-3, modern alterations to dormers at right. Piend-roofed slate-hung dormers to rear pitches with 4-pane sash and case windows. Grey slated roof divided by skew copes at chimney walls. Square cast-iron downpipes with decorative brackets. Corniced ashlar stacks with octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: stone stair, iron balustrade, timber handrail to rear of hotel.

Statement of Interest

Projecting stonework and fireplace jambs on the east gable suggest a further tenement was proposed on Craigard street that remained unbuilt.

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