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Birchbank, Main Street, Killin

A Category C Listed Building in Killin, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.4652 / 56°27'54"N

Longitude: -4.3194 / 4°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 257196

OS Northings: 732756

OS Grid: NN571327

Mapcode National: GBR HCQM.L5N

Mapcode Global: WH3L4.MRCJ

Plus Code: 9C8QFM8J+36

Entry Name: Birchbank, Main Street, Killin

Listing Name: Killin, Main Street, Birchbank Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340373

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8272

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, Birchbank is part of a terraced group of 3 houses in this part of the Main Street of Killin (see separate listings for Glengarry and Ashlea and Upper Ashlea) which comprises some of the oldest 2-storey houses in the village. They all stongly retain their traditional architectural character. Birchbank is a 2-storey 3-bay rubble stone house with a later porch addition. The house makes a significant contribution to the streetscape of Killin. It is set apart from the above-mentioned properties with its lack of projecting gable. Birchbank retains a traditional glazing pattern - a rarity now in Killin. Unusually in Killin, but common to Glengarry and Ashlea, it is set some way back from the street.

Simple and symmetrical (East) street elevation with a later flat-roofed porch addition. There are thackstaned gable stacks. To the harled and white-painted rear there is a 2-storey projecting wing with a shallow 2-storey piend roofed projection in the re-entrant angle. The rear bay to the left contains a semicircular stone at eaves level and the window below at ground level is slightly bowed.


Largely modernised. There is a large corniced built-in timber dresser and drawers with brass handles occupying one wall of a downstairs room.


Predominantly timber sash and case windows, 4-pane. Graded slates.


Facing the street there is a section of dry stone wall with simple low square entrance piers.

Statement of Interest

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

Birchbank 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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