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Latitude: 56.3944 / 56°23'39"N
Longitude: -3.4333 / 3°26'0"W
OS Eastings: 311617
OS Northings: 723380
OS Grid: NO116233
Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.12M4
Mapcode Global: WH6QC.7JBV
Entry Name: 1 Charterhouse Lane and 2 and 4 Canal Crescent
Listing Date: 26 August 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 385058
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39401
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Perth City Centre
Traditional County: Perthshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey corner block occupying narrow gushet site. Squared and coursed rubble to flanks with polished ashlar at end elevation. Base course, string course (to Charterhouse Lane) and eaves course; in-and-out quoins.
E (single-bay) ELEVATION: pilastered timber shopfront with cornice and rinceau-decorated panel above; bipartite architraved window at 1st floor; gablet with carved roundel to centre and palm-leaf antefixae breaks eaves.
S (Charterhouse Lane) ELEVATION: 3-bays with central door and flanking windows set in round-arched recesses at ground; recessed architraves to windows at 1st floor.
N (Canal Crescent) ELEVATION: round-headed panel over door at 1st bay. Quoins divide 1st and 2nd bays.
Predominantly 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows at 1st floor. Plate glass to round-arched shopfront openings to Charterhouse Lane. Grey slate to piend roof at corner bay. Half-piended roof ro remaining 2 bays; skews and skewputs to W gable. Coped end stack with clay cans. Tall wall-head stack to NW angle. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
This is a distinctive example of an mid 19th century commercial and residential building located on a prominent gushet site on Charterhouse Lane and Canal Crescent. Its well-detailed single-bay end elevation treatment with rinceau decoration to the shopfront is of particular note, adding to the wider streetscape. It is visible on long axial views westward along Canal Street. Perth is widely renowned for its fine quality shopfronts which provide a key part of the character of the city centre and reflect the social and cultural history of the area. The building is identified as an Ink Manufactory on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey (1860).
List description updated at resurvey (2009).
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