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Gatepier And Railings, Lindhu House, 19 Stevenson Street, Oban

A Category C Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4129 / 56°24'46"N

Longitude: -5.4706 / 5°28'14"W

OS Eastings: 186002

OS Northings: 729922

OS Grid: NM860299

Mapcode National: GBR DCWR.T37

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.Y24M

Plus Code: 9C8PCG7H+5Q

Entry Name: Gatepier And Railings, Lindhu House, 19 Stevenson Street, Oban

Listing Name: 19 Stevenson Street, Lindhu House (Former Hall) with Gatepier and Railing

Listing Date: 12 October 1995

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384349

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38868

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384349

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban South and the Isles

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Dated 1879, 2-storey, French gothic detailed former mission hall. Rectangular plan with canted end. Grey stugged, squared and snecked rubble with polished red sandstone ashlar dressings and details, stugged quoins. Cornice above shopfront, string course at ground and 1st floor cill level, stone bracketted cornice at eaves, accented over downpipes. Shouldered windows at 1st floor with chamfered arrises and transoms.

N ELEVATION: gabled, canted centre bay, 2 bipartite windows at ground floor, string course with scrolled label stops above. Pointed arch 3-light plate tracery window at 1st floor, hoodmould over. Roundel in gablehead, trefoil window and hoodmould over, skews with bracketted skewputts and fleur-de-lys finial at apex. Flanking bays, gablets breaking eaves, with pointed arch corbel tables over blind trefoil roundels. Bipartite windows at 1st floor and NE bay ground floor. Later shop window at NW bay. Angles between bays ornamented with nook shafts.

W (STEVENSON STREET) ELEVATION: 5 bays (canted bay described above) ground floor with round-arched doorway in penultimate bay to right with hoodmould, later shop windows with heavy lintels. 1st floor windows, bipartite in bays 2, 3, and 4 from left. Nepus gable breaking eaves at centre, corbelled with date ciphered roundel.

E ELEVATION: 4 bays (canted bay to right, described above) square, 2-storey stone entrance porch to outer right with steps and doorway, bipartite window to E, cornice and blocking course above and piended roof. Bipartite windows to hall, shouldered wallhead stack to right centre. String courses and eaves cornice stopped at porch.

S ELEVATION: cement rendered. Windowless dormer with gable breaking eaves at centre.

Plate glass glazing. Grey slate roof with decorative ridge. Decorative polygonal bellcote detailing removed, plinth remaining.

Single, capped stone pier at foot of external stair with short length of iron railing attached.

Statement of Interest

This was the mission hall to Oban Free High Church, containing the church officer's flat and offices. It was sold by the church in 1978. Dean of Guild plans record alterations by R W Campbell, architect, in 1939. Bellcote shown in photograph of 1980 as an octagonal arcaded timber structure supporting fish-scale slated bell-cast polygonal roof, surmounted by an iron weathervane. Its reinstatement on this strategically sited former hall would be welcome.

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