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Piermaster's House, South Pier, Oban

A Category B Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.411 / 56°24'39"N

Longitude: -5.4796 / 5°28'46"W

OS Eastings: 185435

OS Northings: 729743

OS Grid: NM854297

Mapcode National: GBR DCVS.2TH

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.S4V2

Plus Code: 9C8PCG6C+C5

Entry Name: Piermaster's House, South Pier, Oban

Listing Name: South Pier, Piermaster's House

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384343

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38862

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384343

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Circa 1814. Single storey, 3-bay cottage. Rectangular plan with

circular towers at N corners each with pointed-arch window giving building Gothick influence. Early 20th century addition to W and S. Whitewashed rubble walls with addition of rendered brick.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay original cottage with central door, symmetrical but for tower to outer right corner and later addition projecting at left.

N ELEVATION: central wallhead stack flanked by towers at corners. Rectangular recess to centre with inscription. Wrought-iron lamp bracket to cill of NE tower, and iron loop to stack. Later addition visible to right.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-bay addition with NW tower of original cottage visible to left.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-bay addition with end elevation of original cottage, symmetrical with central wallhead stack, partially visible to right.

4-pane sash and case windows to S and E elevations, and towers. Left bay of W elevation with 6-pane upper sash and 2-pane lower sash. Piended roofs to cottage and addition, conical roofs to towers with short cylindrical finials, all grey-slated with diminishing courses. Cast-iron downpipes and gutters, curved at towers. Single flue stacks with modern copes and cans.

Statement of Interest

Listed at Category B as this is one of Oban's oldest buildings, significant for it's unusual form and associations with the town's early 19th century layout and maritime history. Addition is well designed, giving a large increase in accommodation but remaining subservient to the older building.

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