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1-8 (Inclusive Nos) Rie-Achan Road, Scottish Veterans Garden City, Including Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7031 / 56°42'11"N

Longitude: -3.7427 / 3°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 293396

OS Northings: 758173

OS Grid: NN933581

Mapcode National: GBR KC40.09Q

Mapcode Global: WH5MJ.HS07

Entry Name: 1-8 (Inclusive Nos) Rie-Achan Road, Scottish Veterans Garden City, Including Gatepiers

Listing Date: 20 December 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394903

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47539

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pitlochry

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

1921. 3 small blocks of 2-storey houses with keel-shaped windowheads. Roughly squared, snecked rubble with slab lintels. Segmental-headed doors and round-headed pend. Voussoirs and relieving arches.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATIONS: 7-bay block (Nos 3-6) to centre with flanking 3-bay blocks (Nos 1-2 and 7-8).

NOS 1 AND 2: bay to left of centre with panelled timber door and 4-part fanlight, tiny adjacent window to right and bipartite window to left, wide centre tripartite in bay to right with carved stone beyond worded 'Memorial Stone Laid by Mrs Agnes Marguerite Butter of Cluniemore 17th September 1921'; 2 regularly disposed windows at 1st floor, each breaking eaves into ogee dormerhead.

NOS 3 - 6: symmetrical. Ground floor with pend entrance to centre, bipartite windows in flanking bays, doors (as above) in penultimate bays, and wide centre tripartite windows to outer bays. 1st floor with window to centre bay breaking eaves into triangular-pedimented dormerhead, 2 windows to flanking bays and bipartite windows to outer broadly gabled bays.

NOS 7 AND 8: mirror Nos 1 and 2 (but without memorial stone).

N ELEVATIONS: regularly fenestrated elevations with variety of elements including boarded timber doors and pedimented dormerheads to outer blocks. Car shed addition to side of No 7.

E (NO 1) ELEVATION: door to centre at ground with small windows in flanking bays and further window to centre above.

Small-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Purple slates. Coped ashlar and squared rubble stacks with cans.

INTERIORS: not seen 2000.

GATEPIERS: pyramidally-coped, stop-chamfered ashlar gatepiers with commemorative plaque 'THE SCOTTISH VETERANS GARDEN CITY ASSOCIATION IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN 1914-1918'.

Statement of Interest

Erected by the British Legion and Veterans Garden Society to house ex-servicemen after World War I. The Perthshire Advertiser reported on the "laying of the foundation stone of the settlement on 17 September, 1921, by Mrs C A J Butter of Pitlochry. Mr Alastair C Sandeman of Fonab presided at the ceremony".

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