Basic Site Details

Name: St Columba's RC Cathedral
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Wooden baldechino and statuary by William Frame, assistant of William Burges, were removed from here and given to church in Bornish when the new cathedral was built in the 1930s.

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4  AdditionFont
Item 2 of 41913  Design - not executed
Item 3 of 419301953 New building
Item 4 of 414 September 1932 Foundation stone 


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 3Charles William GrayArchitectC  Font (no date given by Frank Walker)
Item 2 of 3Alfred W JohnstonArchitect 1913 Unexecuted design
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Giles Gilbert ScottArchitect 19301953New building


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Martin, Rt Rev Dr Donald 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Columba's Cathedral HallPerhaps in partnership with William Andrew Yool as Richard Avery & Associates?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Miers, Mary2008The Western Seaboard The Rutland Pressp373
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p407-08

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1930Jan-Jun p240
Item 2 of 2BuilderLate 1932CXLIII pp504-505

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38820 
Item 2 of 2ObanOban Dean of Guild