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Loch a'Phearsain,dun 200m west of

A Scheduled Monument in Oban North and Lorn, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2692 / 56°16'9"N

Longitude: -5.4717 / 5°28'18"W

OS Eastings: 185125

OS Northings: 713944

OS Grid: NM851139

Mapcode National: GBR DDW4.LFH

Mapcode Global: WH0H4.XPL9

Entry Name: Loch a'Phearsain,dun 200m W of

Scheduled Date: 23 December 1977

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3793

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: dun

Location: Kilninver and Kilmelfort

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Oban North and Lorn

Traditional County: Argyllshire

Description

Circa 1790. 3-storey and attic, 5 x 7-bay Classical tenement with altered commercial premises to ground, situated on sloping site with principal elevation to Hunter Square (N) and other elevations to South Bridge (E) and Blair Street (W). Ashlar. Band course, cornice. Raised cills. Pediments to each fa├žade with central lunettes. Later projecting 2-storey integral extension to W (Blair Street), timber at 1st storey.

Principal elevation to N with recessed central timber and glass panelled entrance door with decorative metal panels, set in concave, round-arched doorway with carved tympanum. Pilastered, broken pediment doorpiece. Doric pilasters rising from 1st storey separate bays. Triglyph and paterae frieze. To right, public house returns to W with timber fascia and panelled stall risers. Decorative timber pilasters, some paired and fluted Ionic consoles. Dentilled cornice.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows to upper storeys, plate glass to shop front to ground. Grey slate. Coped gable stacks.

INTERIOR: (partly seen 2007). Comprehensively modernised.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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