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Torwood House, Torr Hill, St Mary's Road, Birnam

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

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Latitude: 56.5595 / 56°33'34"N

Longitude: -3.5757 / 3°34'32"W

OS Eastings: 303251

OS Northings: 741949

OS Grid: NO032419

Mapcode National: GBR V3.CM7G

Mapcode Global: WH5ND.1DK7

Plus Code: 9C8RHC5F+RP

Entry Name: Torwood House, Torr Hill, St Mary's Road, Birnam

Listing Name: Torwood House, St Mary's Road, Torr Hill, Birnam

Listing Date: 16 February 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343663

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11093

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343663

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Circa 1850. Good single-storey and attic mansionhouse of
William Burn Jacobethan type. Single storey and attic,
symmetrical W front 2-window and centre gable with canted
bay, other fronts asymmetrical, open entrance porch on S
later conservatory at SW gable. Local rubble with red
sandstone dressings, gables and gablets curvilinear, lying
panes, slated roof, octagonal shafted chimneys.

Statement of Interest

Porch unfortunately harshly retooled consequent upon severe weathering.

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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