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1-4 Linnkeith And Linnkeith Cottage, Balmoral Road, New Rattray

A Category B Listed Building in Blairgowrie and Rattray, Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5981 / 56°35'53"N

Longitude: -3.3386 / 3°20'18"W

OS Eastings: 317908

OS Northings: 745939

OS Grid: NO179459

Mapcode National: GBR V8.T8CQ

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.PFD4

Plus Code: 9C8RHMX6+7H

Entry Name: 1-4 Linnkeith And Linnkeith Cottage, Balmoral Road, New Rattray

Listing Name: Rattray (New), Balmoral Road, Linnkeith House (Flats 1 to 4 Inclusive) and Linnkeith Cottage

Listing Date: 26 August 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357877

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22331

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

John Honeyman, Glasgow, 1862; converted to flats mid 1980s. Single and 2-storey, 4-bay, L-plan gabled house with Tudor detail. Raised base, band and eaves courses. Rubble with ashlar quoins, raised quoin strips and margins. Pointed-arch and tracery-effect windows; hoodmoulds; some raked cills, stone transom and mullions.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: re-entrant angle to left of centre with crenellated porch with small bipartite window and moulded, pointed-arch doorway with deep-set timber door (both under continuous hoodmould) on return to left, single shouldered-arch window breaking eaves into dormerhead above; broad bay to left of centre with hoodmoulded pointed-arch window at 1st floor. Advanced M-gable to right of centre with small trefoil-headed light to ground and hoodmoulded transomed and mullioned tracery-effect stair window above to left, further window (as 1st floor outer left) to 1st floor right. Single storey pitch-roofed wing (with tracery-effect door, window and trefoil opening on gabled left return) projecting from right gable, and abutting screen wall (leading to small courtyard) with broad 2-leaf pointed-arch door, stepped pediment and flanking trefoil-headed windows to outer left angle.

W ELEVATION: 2 recessed bays to centre with windows to each floor, those to 1st floor breaking eaves into swept dormerheads; broad advanced outer gables, that to right with French window at ground and single window at 1st floor, that to left canted with polygonal roof. Single storey bay slightly set-back to outer right with panelled timber door to centre and full-height windows in flanking bays.

N ELEVATION: broad bay to right of centre with part-glazed door and deep fanlight at ground, band course above giving way to single window breaking eaves into swept dormerhead; 2 windows to each floor at left, those to 1st floor larger.

S ELEVATION: bay to left of centre with projecting single storey wing with dominant, stepped chimney breast piercing gablehead into polygonal stack and large flanking windows, return to right with blocked door to centre and flanking tracery-effect windows; set-back face with window to right at ground and to centre at 1st floor breaking eaves into dormerhead.

LINNKEITH COTTAGE: adjoining Linnkeith House at E.

W ELEVATION: advanced gable to left of centre with raised centre tracery-effect tripartite window under stepped hoodmould and arrowslit in gablehead. Set back bays to right with door to left and window to right, both deeply-set into tracery-effect openings. Later, flat-roofed bay to outer left.

N ELEVATION: lower bay projecting at right, window to left and broad flat-roofed slate-hung dormer windows (single and bipartite) above.

E ELEVATION: variety of elements to rear elevation, including altered windows and small piend-roofed louvered roof ventilator.

4- and 6-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows and timber sash-and-case effect lying-pane double glazing; top-opening and fixed lights to stair window. Grey slates. Shouldered, coped ashlar stack with cans. Overhanging eaves and plain bargeboarding.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place including decorative plasterwork cornices and ceiling roses; architraved surrounds and panelled timber shutters. Stairhall with coved ceiling, cantilevered dog-leg staircase, fretwork panelling and ball-finialled newel posts. 1st floor drawing room with fine coved ceiling, decorative plasterwork and white marble fireplace. Black marble fireplace to former ground floor dining room.

Statement of Interest

Built for David Clarke at a cost of #1,577. Prior to sub-division, the single storey S wing of Linnkeith House was a billiard room, and the garden boasted a planetarium.

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