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Perth 41 King Street

A Category C Listed Building in Perth, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3931 / 56°23'35"N

Longitude: -3.4339 / 3°26'1"W

OS Eastings: 311581

OS Northings: 723239

OS Grid: NO115232

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.12J9

Mapcode Global: WH6QC.7K2T

Entry Name: Perth 41 King Street

Listing Date: 26 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385193

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39511

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Perth

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Perth

Local Authority Ward: Perth City Centre

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Circa 1835. Pair of symmetrical semi-detached houses forming 2-storey, 4-bay block. Painted squared and coursed rubble with smooth margins, rubble to rear. Base course, cill course, eaves cornice. Pair of small rooflights.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: steps with decorative iron railings lead to pair of central 4-panel timber entrance doors with concave reveals and 9-pane fanlights above..

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows; some 12-pane timber sash and case windows to rear. Grey slates, raised skews. Brick gablehead stacks.

INTERIOR: (No 41 seen, 2009). Original room-plan largely extant. Curved stair with decorative cast-iron balusters and timber handrail. Some decorative fire surrounds and decorative plaster cornicing.

BOUNDARY WALLS: to W, N and S. Low, coped rubble wall to W surmounted by iron railings and with pedestrian openings with pair of iron entrance gates. Taller, coped rubble walls to N and S.

Statement of Interest

This pair of symmetrical, little externally altered, semi-detached houses are a significant addition to the streetscape of this residential area of Perth. The height and proportions of the building are particularly distinctive and their symmetry, including the entrance doors, fanlights and entrance gates, adds to their interest and character.

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 to the North (see separate listing). Individual plots were then sectioned in 1830 by the City architect, W D Mackenzie and feued for housing. Conditions of the feu meant that most of the houses had to be set back at a certain distance from the street, with their gardens to the front. Many of the houses, including this one, are apparent on the 1837 Map. The plot of ground for these houses was bought initially by a Mr William Dow, cabinetmaker, probably in 1830 and the houses built soon after this.

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

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