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Golf Course Road, Torrdarach Hotel, Including Ancillary Building, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7065 / 56°42'23"N

Longitude: -3.7379 / 3°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 293695

OS Northings: 758548

OS Grid: NN936585

Mapcode National: GBR KB4Z.VWP

Mapcode Global: WH5MJ.KP7L

Entry Name: Golf Course Road, Torrdarach Hotel, Including Ancillary Building, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 20 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394874

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47518

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pitlochry

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

John Leonard, 1901. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, piend-roofed and gabled house with single storey wings. Harled. Dividing course and cavetto eaves cornice. Corniced and architraved, irregularly-sized windows with moulded aprons; stone mullions.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with swept-roof porch on 3 corbelled brackets over panelled timber door and window to outer right, further window close to eaves at 1st floor; tripartite window to each floor of centre bay, that to 1st floor wide-centred and decoratively-astragalled; slightly advanced gabled bay to left with 2 tall windows to ground and tripartite window to 1st floor below half-timbered finialled gablehead.

S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: full-height canted bay to right of centre with 4-light window to each floor and fishscale-clay tiles between, decoratively-astragalled wide-centre tripartite window off-centre left with single window to outer left, 4-light window to 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with polygonal-roofed slightly advanced canted window (centre light converted to door), bipartite window above and further single window to centre at 1st floor with half-timbered gablehead with stack above. Single storey bay to outer right with modern lean-to conservatory.

N ELEVATION: 2 piend-roofed single storey wings projecting at ground, that to left with casement window and flat-roofed dormer above, that to right with 2 windows (not corniced) to left.

Small-pane glazing pattern over plate glass in timber sash and case windows, leaded coloured glass to W ground floor right. Grey slates. Shouldered, banded and cavetto coped harled stacks with some cans; decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: good period scheme in place. Decorative plasterwork cornices and ceiling roses; timber fireplaces; dog-leg stair with timber balusters and square newel posts; stylised architraves; brass sash lifts. Screen door with decoratively-astragalled leaded, coloured and etched glass. Cloakroom with original tesselated floor, panelled dado and toilet with timber cistern

ANCILLARY BUILDING:

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: coped rubble boundary walls and pyramidally-coped square-section ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

Built for W Briggs Esq, chemical manufacturer, by local architect John Leonard on land feued from Mr Butter. Redolent with period motifs inside and out - a confection in design terms. John Leonard also designed Alba Place, Nos 78-104 Atholl Road, and probably carried out internal alterations to Dundarach Hotel in Perth Road (both listed separately).

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