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Port-Na-Craig Road, Fonab Coach House

A Category B Listed Building in Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6978 / 56°41'51"N

Longitude: -3.7313 / 3°43'52"W

OS Eastings: 294075

OS Northings: 757566

OS Grid: NN940575

Mapcode National: GBR KC40.RHF

Mapcode Global: WH5MJ.NXC9

Entry Name: Port-Na-Craig Road, Fonab Coach House

Listing Date: 20 December 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394893

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47536

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pitlochry

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Circa 1820. Single and 2-storey, L-plan, classical former stable courtyard. Narrow bands of snecked rubble with squared rubble dressings and voussoirs. Chamfered arrises.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: tall pedimented bay with blocked window in recessed, round-headed panel giving way to blind roundel on tympanum. Further blocked window in courtyard wall abutting to left with rounded angle to outer left.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation with window (converted from door) in bay to outer left, broad 2-leaf boarded timber door immediately to right and evidence of blocked window beyond to right.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2-leaf boarded timber door to right of piended bay to left of centre with wall of courtyard set-back to right, rounded angle to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: coped courtyard walls sloping to slightly lower pyramidally-coped round gatepiers and ironwork gate at centre.

COURTYARD:

SE ELEVATION: broad 2-leaf boarded timber door below piended former hayloft opening and flanking doors.

NE ELEVATION: lean-to range with door in bay to left of centre and small window to right, further doors to outer bays.

4-pane glazing in fixed timber window. Grey slates. Ashlar-coped skews.

Statement of Interest

Fonab Coach House has housed the Scottish Tartans Society Hall of Records since 1991. Nearby Fonab House is listed separately. Port-Na-Craig is the site of a ferry crossing established during the 12th century by monks of the Abbey of Coupar Angus, and remembered in the local name 'Fonab' meaning abbot's land.

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