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Fountain, Murthly Terrace, Birnam

A Category C Listed Building in Little Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.559 / 56°33'32"N

Longitude: -3.5772 / 3°34'38"W

OS Eastings: 303155

OS Northings: 741891

OS Grid: NO031418

Mapcode National: GBR V3.CLWC

Mapcode Global: WH5ND.0DTN

Plus Code: 9C8RHC5F+H4

Entry Name: Fountain, Murthly Terrace, Birnam

Listing Name: Thomas Ormsby and Mary Newham Underwood, Fountain, Birnam

Listing Date: 16 February 1976

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343658

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11088

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343658

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

Tagged with: Fountain

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Circa 1914. Circular freestone shaft with ball finial on
square pedestal with granite bowl, battered base.

Statement of Interest

'In commemoration of two golden days at Birnam 1st December 1863, 1st December 1913'

Items 68-100 form B group with items 18-20 in original list.

An outstanding example of an early-mid Victorian Highland resort in a setting of great natural beauty, built mainly

following the opening of the Perth and Dunkeld Railway in 1856. In 1865 it was noted that the trade of Dunkeld and

Birnam had suffered with the extension of the Railway. The main development was thus between 1856 and 1863, when Birnam was the terminus.

Very completely preserved to date St Mary's Tower and Birnam House being the only serious losses while the only intrusion of any consequence has been a modern bungalow inserted between Birnam Hotel and Oransay.

Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006). The listing relates specifically to the group interest of the subject. It applies, as always, to interior as well as exterior, as appropriate to building type.

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