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Ladyhill House, St Mary's Road, Birnam

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

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Latitude: 56.5587 / 56°33'31"N

Longitude: -3.572 / 3°34'19"W

OS Eastings: 303477

OS Northings: 741849

OS Grid: NO034418

Mapcode National: GBR V3.CVDZ

Mapcode Global: WH5ND.3DBX

Plus Code: 9C8RHC5H+F6

Entry Name: Ladyhill House, St Mary's Road, Birnam

Listing Name: Ladyhill House and Outbuildings, St Mary's Road, Torr Hill, Birnam

Listing Date: 16 February 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343666

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11096

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343666

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Little Dunkeld

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Circa 1860. Idiosyncratic Victorian Scots Jacobean. Irregular
plan, 2-storey with dormer heads, rubble-built with patterned
dressings, stepped gables. Entrance tower on W has trancated
pyramid roof with wrot-iron balustraded platform, segmentally
pedimented doorpiece and strapwork window heads: slated.

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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