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KILMUN, GRAHAM'S POINT, CAST IRON BUS SHELTER (Ref:50434)

This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Dunoon And Kilmun Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 04/05/2006.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 17449 81318.

Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning AuthorityThe bus shelter at Graham's Point is a distinctive feature along the Shore Road in Kilmun. Cast iron bus shelters of this type, as well as being attractive with a simple classical dignity and contributing to the streetscape, are increasingly rare.The shelter is fully enclosed and rectangular-plan, with cast iron panels to the bottom half and horizontal and margin-pane glazing above. There are some minor decorative details, including fluting to the corner columns and along a band course below the windows. This particular example appears to have originally had a further entrance to the rear. This classical design, produced by the Lion Foundry as Bus Queue Shelter No.2, has much in common with the K6 Telephone Kiosk, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and produced by the Lion Foundry. The bus shelter was manufactured in sections and could be built to any length.

Notes

This shelter was built to serve the new housing of c.1960 at Graham's Point. Identical shelters can be found at Dunoon Pier and elsewhere. It is still in use (2004).

References

Information courtesy of David Mitchell (2004).

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