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Ashlea, Main Street, Killin

A Category C Listed Building in Killin, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.4654 / 56°27'55"N

Longitude: -4.3192 / 4°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 257210

OS Northings: 732776

OS Grid: NN572327

Mapcode National: GBR HCQM.L8V

Mapcode Global: WH3L4.MRGD

Plus Code: 9C8QFM8J+58

Entry Name: Ashlea, Main Street, Killin

Listing Name: Killin, Main Street, Ashlea and Upper Ashlea Including Ancillary Building and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340371

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8270

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Killin

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Killin

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Probably dating from the later 18th century Ashlea and Upper Ashlea (likely to be originally 1 house) are part of a terraced group of 3 houses in this part of the Main Street of Killin (see separate listings for Glengarry and Birchbank) which comprises some of the oldest 2-storey houses in the village. They all stongly retain their traditional architectural character. Ashlea (Upper Ashlea is accessed at the rear) is a 2-storey 3-bay white harl house with a central projecting gable. The house makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Killin. Ashlea and Upper Ashlea retain a traditional glazing pattern - a rarity now in Killin. Unusually in Killin, but common to Glengarry and Birchbank, it is set some way back from the street.

There is a timber boarded entrance door with a simple 2-light rectangular fanlight above in the projecting gable on the principal (East) elevation. On the flanking bays pitched dormers break the eaves. There is a gable stack on the projecting gable and a thackstaned gable stack to the right and one adjoining the property to the left. To the rear a modern flat roofed extension with an entrance at first floor level provides access to Upper Ashlea.


Ashlea has a simple interior with 4-panel timber doors and a timber chimneypiece with a copper Art Nouveau canopy above the grate.


Predominantly timber sash and case windows, 4-pane with horns. Graded slate roof.


To the East a truncated wall topped by a hedge runs parallel with the street. To the North a section of higher harled wall separates Ashlea from its neighbour. There is a predominantly piend roofed building at the rear with a timber boarded door which has a timber lined interior and a lavatory.

Statement of Interest

Part of a B-group with Masonic Lodge and White House and Manse Brae, Breadalbane Cottage, Glengarry and Birchbank.

Ashlea was part of the Breadalbane Estate up until the 1920s and may have been constructed to house estate workers.

Category changed B to C(S), 4 May 2006.

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