Basic Site Details

Name: Post Office
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Site with frontage of 82 feet to both Albany and Shore Streets adjoining the municipal offices. Two storey, built on fire resisting principals. The Albany Street elevation was designed in the later Scottish Baronial style, and faced with granite rubble from Balachulish quarries with Griffnock stone dressings. Cost over 9,000. Opened Monday 4 April 1910.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Albany StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219081910Build/construction 
Item 2 of 24 April 1910 Opened 

People

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 7Arthur John MarshallArchitectA19081910As assistant to W T Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 2 of 7Charles Ernest JacksonArchitectA19081910As assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 3 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA19081910With Oldrieve in charge.
Item 4 of 7James Cumming WynnesArchitectA19081910As assistant to Oldrieve in H M Office of Works
Item 5 of 7William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)ArchitectA19081910Working for HM Office of Works.
Item 6 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1934 Post Office garage with Paterson in charge
Item 7 of 7John Wilson PatersonArchitectB1934 As architect for Scotland in HM Office of Works

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p412

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News8 April 1919  p478

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38800 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Charles Ernest Jackson: L v24 no1986; Arthur John Marshall: L v25 no2024; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)