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38, 40, 42 Princes Street, Perth

A Category C Listed Building in Perth, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.3935 / 56°23'36"N

Longitude: -3.428 / 3°25'40"W

OS Eastings: 311946

OS Northings: 723269

OS Grid: NO119232

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.13V2

Mapcode Global: WH6QC.9KWK

Plus Code: 9C8R9HVC+9R

Entry Name: 38, 40, 42 Princes Street, Perth

Listing Name: 38-48 (Even Nos) Princes Street

Listing Date: 26 August 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385326

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39593

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200385326

Location: Perth

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Perth

Electoral Ward: Perth City Centre

Traditional County: Perthshire

Tagged with: Warehouse

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Circa 1890. Substantial, 3-storey, 9-bay, Classical warehouse block (former carriage works) with pediment and round-arched openings forming arcade loggia with shops to ground and occupying a prominent position on Princes Street. Polished ashlar with moulded dressings. Base course; moulded string course between ground and 1st floor; bracketed eaves cornice. Pilastered and pedimented central bay with wide elliptical arch to ground. Tripartite windows to 1st and 2nd floor (taller at 1st floor) with bipartite window arrangement to flanking bays. Piended roof.

Predominantly non-traditional timber framed glazing to upper floors. Grey slate. Broad, ashlar dressed end stacks with moulded coping. Clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Nos 38-42 Princes Street, the former Perth and Perthshire Carriage Works, is described in the Perth and Kinross - Illustrated Guide as 'Perth's finest surviving warehouse'. Now converted to flats with retail units to the ground floor, its long, symmetrical, treatment with Classical pediment and broad round-arched arcaded bays to the ground floor all add to its interest. Its substantial massing provides a notable addition to the variety of building types running the length of Princes Street. The arcade was formerly glazed and enclosed but was opened up with recessed shop units inserted behind during the block's conversion to housing in 1982.

List description updated at resurvey (2009).

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