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Guthrie Villas, 1 & 2 Oak Road, Birnam

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

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Latitude: 56.5592 / 56°33'33"N

Longitude: -3.5767 / 3°34'36"W

OS Eastings: 303188

OS Northings: 741920

OS Grid: NO031419

Mapcode National: GBR V3.CLZL

Mapcode Global: WH5ND.1D2G

Plus Code: 9C8RHC5F+M8

Entry Name: Guthrie Villas, 1 & 2 Oak Road, Birnam

Listing Name: Guthrie Villas Nos 1 and 2, Oak Road/St Mary's Road, Birnam

Listing Date: 16 February 1976

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343659

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11089

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343659

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Built as New Hotel, circa 1890. 3-storey, 2 windows flanked

by 2 2-storey bays, swept dormer heads 2nd floor, snecked

local rubble with ashlar dressings, piended slated roof.

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.

Statement of Interest

For group value in relation to Birnam Hotel and Murthly Terrace.

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.

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