Basic Site Details

Name: Concert Hall, Pavilion and Restaurant, Castle Gardens
Town, district or village: Dunoon
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Queen's Hall  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Pavilion  
Item 2 of 3Concert hall  
Item 3 of 3Restaurant  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Castle Gardens  
Item 2 of 2Pier Esplanade  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5June 1949 ProposedCorporation of Dunoon to erect at 75,000 new pavilion
Item 2 of 51951 Competition designs submitted 
Item 3 of 5July 1951  Plans to be prepared for 250,000 concert hall and pavilion, with restaurant and other accommodation
Item 4 of 51956 Build/constructionBegun in this year
Item 5 of 513 October 1958 Design exhibited'No. 191, a frame of photographs...the plan is unfortunately not shown' per Builder 7 Nov 1958 p773


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 4George A Boswell & PartnersArchitectural practiceAJuly 1951 Plans to be prepared for 250,000 concert hall and pavilion, with restaurant and other accommodation
Item 2 of 4Boswell, Mitchell & JohnstonArchitectural practiceA1956 Won competition to secure job. Building beguun this year.
Item 3 of 4Ninian Rutherford Jamieson JohnstonArchitectA1956  
Item 4 of 4Peter MitchellArchitectA1956  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p555
Item 2 of 3RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p233

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder3 June 1949  p698
Item 2 of 3Builder13 July 1951  p69
Item 3 of 3Builder7 November 1958  'Architecture at the Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition: Standard Higher than in Recent Years' p773