Basic Site Details

Name: Great Western Hotel and Terrace
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Great Western Hotel and Westbay HotelYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Alexandra RoadYesAddress for greenhouse
Item 2 of 2Corran EsplanadeYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818621863  
Item 2 of 81884  Additions to dining hall
Item 3 of 81900  Alterations and installation of lift (with electric motor house at rear of hotel)
Item 4 of 81906  Scullery at rear added
Item 5 of 8After 1908Before 1928 Large public garage added
Item 6 of 81910 Plans submittedInternal alterations
Item 7 of 81910 Plans submittedExtension for gas plant at Engine House of Great Western Hotel
Item 8 of 81936  Greenhouse

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 12Charles WilsonArchitect 18621863In hand at death
Item 2 of 12Alexander RossArchitectB1884 Additions to dining hall
Item 3 of 12David Mackintosh or MacintoshArchitectB1884 Additions to dining hall
Item 4 of 12Ross & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1884 Additions to dining hall
Item 5 of 12Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceC1900 Alterations and installation of lift (with electric motor house at rear of hotel)
Item 6 of 12James Baird ThomsonArchitectC1900 Alterations and installation of lift (with electric motor house at rear of hotel)
Item 7 of 12James ThomsonArchitectC1900 Alterations and installation of lift (with electric motor house at rear of hotel)
Item 8 of 12William Aitken ThomsonArchitectC1900 Alterations and installation of lift (with electric motor house at rear of hotel)
Item 9 of 12James CairnsArchitect 1906 Scullery at rear added
Item 10 of 12James Davidson CairnsArchitect After 1908Before 1928Large public garage added
Item 11 of 12George Woulfe BrenanArchitect 1910 Extension for gas plant at Engine House of Great Western Hotel, and internal alterations
Item 12 of 12Robert Whitelaw CampbellArchitect 1936 Greenhouse

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Burns, William, proprietorClient for 1910 work
Item 2 of 3MacGregor, Alexander, leasee of the hotelClient for 1910 engine house work
Item 3 of 3Ritchie or Campbell, Mrs JaneClient for 19884, 1900 and 1906 additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 3Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p24
Item 3 of 3Thomson, David1882Memoir of Charles Wilson13 March 1882Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38822 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38829Was the original terrace beside hotel but is now the Westbay Hotel
Item 3 of 4ObanOban Dean of Guild For Baird & Thomson, Cairns and Campbell work. Also for Ross & Mackintosh work. Also for 1910 Woulfe Brenan work
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: F no 2680 (box 10)