Basic Site Details

Name: St Columba's Parish Church
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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Notes: No longer a church.

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41872 Competition held 
Item 2 of 426 August 1872  Pirie's competition designs dated
Item 3 of 418731875 Built
Item 4 of 4After 1908Before 1928 Redecoration


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 4John William SmallArchitect 1872 Competition design - not successful
Item 2 of 4John Bridgeford PirieArchitect 26 August 1872 Date on Pirie's competition entry - not successful
Item 3 of 4David ThomsonArchitect 18731875 
Item 4 of 4James Davidson CairnsArchitect After 1908Before 1928Redecoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1873   653
Item 2 of 3RSA1873   806
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p417

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection First blue box Drawing of sections - design no 1 (468 on handlist). Third blue box, nos 11-14 competition designs.
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: F no 2680 (box 10); David Thomson: F v5 p99 (microfiche 91/E4)