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37 King Street, Perth

A Category C Listed Building in Perth, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3935 / 56°23'36"N

Longitude: -3.4339 / 3°26'2"W

OS Eastings: 311580

OS Northings: 723285

OS Grid: NO115232

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.12J5

Mapcode Global: WH6QC.7K2H

Plus Code: 9C8R9HV8+CC

Entry Name: 37 King Street, Perth

Listing Name: 37 King Street, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 26 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385191

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39509

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200385191

Location: Perth

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Perth

Electoral Ward: Perth City Centre

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Circa 1835. 2-storey, 3- x 3-bay Classical villa on prominent corner site. Painted tooled, squared and coursed rubble with smooth margins; concrete harl to rear. Eaves course and cornice. Blocking course to central bay. Raised cills.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: PRINCIPAL ELEVATION TO W: slight advanced central bay with 9-panel timber entrance door with 6-pane, lozenge-shape glazing pattern to fanlight above. Pilastered, corniced doorpiece with balcony above with decorative metal railing. Shallow Doric pilasters to outer bays. Later external slatted timber shutters.

ELEVATION TO S: blind window openings to left bay.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended roof. Grey slates. Coped wallhead and ridge stacks.

INTERIOR: (seen 2009): original room plan largely extant. Hallway with part-glazed timber door with sidelights. Curved staircase with decorative iron balusters and timber handrail. Some simple, decorative plasterwork cornicing.

BOUNDARY WALLS: to S, W and N. Low, coped rubble walls to S and E surmounted by later metal railings. Taller, coped rubble wall to N.

Statement of Interest

This is a prominently-sited corner villa which is a significant addition to the streetscape of this residential area of Perth. The villa has simple decorative detailing in the pilastered doorpiece and the outer bay pilasters. The upper floor windows sit close to the wallhead and are indicative of its early date.

The Southern sections of King Street and James Street were laid out in a grid pattern in 1803, to accommodate expansion of the city. The land had previously been a garden for the King James Hospital, which is situated immediately to the North (see separate listing). Individual plots were then feued for housing in 1830. Conditions of the feu meant that all the houses had to be set back at a certain distance from the street, with their gardens to the front. Most of the houses, including this one, are apparent in the 1837 Map.

Category changed from B to C(S) and list description updated at resurvey (2009).

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