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Oban, Corran Esplanade, St Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral

Cathedral (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Oban, Corran Esplanade, St Columba's Roman Catholic Cathedral

Classification Cathedral (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Roman Catholic Cathedral Of St Columba; Corran Esplanade, Cathedral Church Of St Columba, With Boundary Walls (Roman Catholic)

Canmore ID 156571

Site Number NM83SE 69

NGR NM 85532 30679

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Kilmore And Kilbride
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll


Photographic Survey (9 May 2007)

Note (9 May 2007)

Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and built between c.1930-52. The foundation stone was laid in 1932, construction was presumably slowed by the Second World War.

Built in pink granite, the Cathedral is solid Romanesque with touches of Gothic, with a square tower and internally a simple lofty nave and aisles divided by Romanesque arches. Modern Gothic touches are seen in the slightly ogee shaped doorways and decorative detailing.

Photographed for the Listed Buildings Area Survey in 2007

Information from RCAHMS 2010.


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