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Congregational Church, Tweeddale Street, Oban

A Category B Listed Building in Oban, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.4144 / 56°24'51"N

Longitude: -5.4708 / 5°28'14"W

OS Eastings: 185996

OS Northings: 730088

OS Grid: NM859300

Mapcode National: GBR DCWR.LWC

Mapcode Global: WH0GK.Y10H

Plus Code: 9C8PCG7H+QM

Entry Name: Congregational Church, Tweeddale Street, Oban

Listing Name: Tweeddale Street, Congregational Church

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384350

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38869

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200384350

Location: Oban

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Oban

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Alexander Shairp, 1880, with vestry and WC 1894. 3 x 6-bay classical hall church over raised basement, of rectangular plan. W (Tweeddale street) principal elevation of polished ashlar over bull-faced rusticated basement, side and rear elevations of squared grey rubble with ashlar dressings, stugged and droved at arrises.

PRINCIPAL ELEVATION: 3-bay rusticated raised basement with louvered windows. Perron forestair with turned stone balusters, crypt door at centre with slit windows to either side. Pilasters with capitals and bases framing bays. Architraved, round-arched windows in recesses with panelled aprons and vermiculated keystones to outer bays. Entrance door in recess to centre, architraved with vermiculated keystone and radial fanlight above. Corniced pediment over frieze with script in

tympanum; "1880 Congregational Church".

SIDE ELEVATIONS: round-arched windows to each bay. Diamond-pane glazing to side windows, stained glass window in E wall with sunburst design; border glazing pattern to west windows. 2-leaf timber doors to crypt and hall, louvered crypt windows. Shouldered stacks to centre of N and W walls. Cast-iron gutters and downpipes, and lamp standards to forestair balustrade.

INTERIOR: pitch pine pews, pulpit to centre of E wall with office door and steps to right, matching dummy door and steps to left.

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