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Birchwood House, Torr Hill, Birnam

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

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Latitude: 56.5569 / 56°33'24"N

Longitude: -3.5725 / 3°34'21"W

OS Eastings: 303440

OS Northings: 741652

OS Grid: NO034416

Mapcode National: GBR V3.CV9Q

Mapcode Global: WH5ND.3G28

Plus Code: 9C8RHC4G+QX

Entry Name: Birchwood House, Torr Hill, Birnam

Listing Name: Birchwood House, Torr Hill, Birnam

Listing Date: 16 February 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343665

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11095

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343665

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Dated 1858. 2-storey asymmetrical mansionhouse, harled with
rock-faced dressings: 2 gable S front with bay window,
single-storey wing also with bay window, tower broached from
square to octagonal with spired slated roof. Long N service
wing to road terminating in quaint 3-storey circular tower
with conical roof. Slated roofs, traceried bargeboards.

Statement of Interest

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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