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Latitude: 56.3732 / 56°22'23"N
Longitude: -3.841 / 3°50'27"W
OS Eastings: 286391
OS Northings: 721626
OS Grid: NN863216
Mapcode National: GBR 1H.2F19
Mapcode Global: WH4N2.Z23J
Entry Name: 9 - 13 (Inclusive Nos) James Square, Ancaster Studios
Listing Date: 9 June 1981
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 359254
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23494
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Strathearn
Traditional County: Perthshire
Late 18th century with late 19th century detail. 4-storey, 4-bay (above ground) hotel with shops at ground. Bull-faced ashlar bands with contrasting stucco detail, ashlar quoins and raised margins. Ground floor cornice. Keystoned, round-headed door. Pedimented windowheads with thistle motif on each tympanum.
S ELEVATION: modern shop off-centre right at ground; bays to right with consoled cornice over deep-set panelled timber door and modern fixed display window to outer right; traditional shop to left with in-set centre door, flanking fixed display windows and deep fascia, round-headed door to outer left. Regular fenestration to each floor above, outer bays at 1st floor triangular-pedimented, inner bays with broad stucco panel worded 'ANCASTER' adjoining centre bays of 2nd floor, all 2nd floor windows semicircular-pedimented and smaller 3rd floor windows abutting eaves.
6-pane and plate glass glazing patterns to right bays at each floor, modern windows to left. Grey slates, traditional rooflight.
Formerly listed as Ancaster Hotel. Listed in consideration of its contribution to Crieff main square. Reinstatement of appropriate glazing would restore the character.
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