Basic Site Details

Name: Columba Hotel
Town, district or village: Oban
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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 2Columba Buildings As referred to on plans for 1929 work
Item 2 of 2Columba Hotel Buildings As referred to on plans for 1927 work

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 4Charles StreetYes 
Item 2 of 4Corran EsplanadeYes 
Item 3 of 4North PierYes 
Item 4 of 4Stafford StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71884  Original part of building
Item 2 of 71886  Alterations to form servants' quarters
Item 3 of 71898  Partition in drawing room
Item 4 of 71900  Lift and WCs installed
Item 5 of 71903  New bathroom
Item 6 of 71927  Alterations to shop
Item 7 of 71929  Alterations to shop


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 9J Fraser SimArchitectA1884 Original part of building
Item 2 of 9J Fraser SimArchitectB1886 Alterations to form servants' quarters
Item 3 of 9John McLean (or Maclean) CrawfordArchitect After 1886Before 1906Unspecified work
Item 4 of 9Alexander ShairpArchitect 1898 Partition in drawing room
Item 5 of 9Kenneth MacraeArchitectC1900 Lift and WCs installed
Item 6 of 9Kenneth MacraeArchitectD1903 New bathroom
Item 7 of 9Kenneth MacraeArchitect 1927 Alterations to shop
Item 8 of 9Kenneth MacraeArchitectB1927 Alterations to shop in the 'Columba Hotel Buildings'
Item 9 of 9Robert Whitelaw CampbellArchitect 1929 Alterations to shop


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 5Ferla, Paul - confectionerClient for 1929 alterations to shop by Robert Whitelaw Campbell
Item 2 of 5Gillespie, Archibald JamesClient for 1927 alterations to shop by Kenneth Macrae
Item 3 of 5MacCaig, John StuartClient original section
Item 4 of 5Oban Town CouncilClient for 1898 work
Item 5 of 5Sutherland, Mrs MarjoryClient for alterations by Kenneth Macrae in 1900 and 1903


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p416

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38853 
Item 2 of 3ObanOban Dean of Guild For all pieces of work
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John McLean Crawford: F v17 p61 no1127 (microfilm reel 12)