Basic Site Details

Name: Oban High School
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Estimated cost for George Woulfe Brenan's second premiated competition design: 3,000.

Estimated cost for additions c.1929: 9,000.

'Buildings of Scotland' gives 1955-57 as the possible date of the extension - but date not certain so it may be the same extension as that reported in the Builder 1961.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Oban Higher Grade SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Oban High School, Soroba RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61890  Original school
Item 2 of 61896  Alterations to workroom
Item 3 of 61897  Additions to lavatories
Item 4 of 61908  Alterations
Item 5 of 61929(?)  Plans for additions
Item 6 of 61960s Build/constructionstart of work on extension delayed due to staffing shortage at County Architect's office per Builder 7 July 1961 p43


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9George Woulfe BrenanArchitect 1890(?) Second premiated competition design
Item 2 of 9Alexander ShairpArchitectA1890  
Item 3 of 9Alexander ShairpArchitectB1896 Alterations to workroom
Item 4 of 9Alexander ShairpArchitectC1897 Additions to lavatories
Item 5 of 9John Alexander CarfraeArchitect 1908 Alterations. Carfrae as School Board architect
Item 6 of 9Argyll County Education AuthorityArchitectural practiceD1929(?) Plans for additions
Item 7 of 9Robert CameronArchitectD1929(?) Plans for additions
Item 8 of 9William Higgins HenryArchitectD1929(?) Plans for additions - as assistant, probably in Argyll County Education Department, under Robert Cameron
Item 9 of 9Argyll County Council Architects Department  7 July 1961 architect for extension per Builder p43


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Oban Burgh BoardClient for 1908 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p412
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914   Carfrae work

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 July 1961  'Staff Shortage' p43

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2ObanOban Dean of Guild For 1896 and 1897 work
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Woulfe Brenan: L v16 no1138; John Alexander Carfrae: L v10 no564 (microfilm reel 32); William Higgins Henry: L no4176 (box 21)