Basic Site Details

Name: Kimberley House
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Named Kimberly House (alternatively known as Kimberley House) after the South African area where the client, Hugh McCowan, made his money in diamond mining.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Gleneuchar House Prior to 1954
Item 2 of 5Kimberley HotelYesSince 1998
Item 3 of 5Kimberly Hotel In 1954 only
Item 4 of 5Kimberly House Alternative original spelling
Item 5 of 5Maternity Hospital From 1955 to 1995

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 113, Dalriach RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2Late 1800s   
Item 2 of 21929  Alterations and additions


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 1Alexander McInnes GardnerArchitect 1929 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Cowan, Hugh, Kimberley HouseOriginal client (born Hugh McCowan)
Item 2 of 2MacGilvray, James WClient for 1920s alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of Website of the Kimberley Hotel, Oban 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38830 
Item 2 of 2ObanOban Dean of Guild