Basic Site Details

Name: Ben Voulin House, Oban Hill
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Built around Ben Voulin House in Oban Hill. Established with funds given by Mr and Mrs Bullough of Fasnscloich. Opened July 1909

Boarded up and abandoned.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Argyll County Hospital After 1907-9
Item 2 of 4Argyll County Sanatorium After 1907-9
Item 3 of 4Benvoulin House Before 1907-9
Item 4 of 4Chest Hospital Latest function

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1880  House built
Item 2 of 419071909 Hospital opened after alterations to Benvoulin/Ben Voulin House and building of ward blocks in grounds
Item 3 of 41927  New pavilion
Item 4 of 41939  Additions at North Lodge


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 3Neil (or Neill?) GilliesArchitect 19071909Alterations to house and building of ward blocks in grounds to form hospital
Item 2 of 3Lake Falconer (junior)Architect 1927 New pavilion
Item 3 of 3Robert CameronArchitect 1939 Additions at North Lodge


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Argyll County CouncilFor 1927 and 1939 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as County Hospital, Argyll
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp409-10

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News16 July 1909  p105 - Reported opened on Tuesday (13th) July 1909

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1ObanOban Dean of Guild For 1927 & 1939 work