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The Old School House, Cottown

A Category A Listed Building in St Madoes, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3748 / 56°22'29"N

Longitude: -3.2876 / 3°17'15"W

OS Eastings: 320575

OS Northings: 721023

OS Grid: NO205210

Mapcode National: GBR 24.2CCQ

Mapcode Global: WH6QM.G1QB

Plus Code: 9C8R9PF6+WX

Entry Name: The Old School House, Cottown

Listing Name: Cottown, Former School and Schoolhouse

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354224

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19809

Building Class: Cultural

Location: St Madoes

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Carse of Gowrie

Parish: St Madoes

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

18th century. Single-storey former school. Clay walls and thatched roof. Irregular openings. School room was part at east end.

Statement of Interest

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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