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Latitude: 56.7257 / 56°43'32"N
Longitude: -3.7746 / 3°46'28"W
OS Eastings: 291508
OS Northings: 760746
OS Grid: NN915607
Mapcode National: GBR KB1Y.9PH
Mapcode Global: WH5MH.Z6RT
Entry Name: Atholl Road, Tigh-Na-Geat Including Ancillary Buildings
Listing Date: 5 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394951
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47618
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Highland
Traditional County: Perthshire
Early 19th century, possibly incorporating earlier fabric. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan traditional house with rustic porch. Harled.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Gabled porch to centre bay at ground with tree-trunk columns and boarded sides, 2-leaf panelled timber door and 5-part fanlight. Windows in flanking bays and 3 regularly disposed windows at 1st floor breaking eaves into gabled dormerheads with pendant finials.
S ELEVATION: blank gabled elevation with lower lean-to bay at outer right.
N ELEVATION: blank gabled elevation.
E ELEVATION: later single storey wing projecting from 1st floor to higher ground at rear.
4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Harled stacks with cans. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.
ANCILLARY BUILDINGS: 2 rectangular-plan, slated, rubble ancillary buildings to E and N, that to E with timber door and small window, that to N with 2 broad doors.
'Tigh-na-Geat' (formerly 'Tigh-na-teud') meaning 'house of the harp string' is traditionally thought to have been the house of a ferryman who mended a harp string for Mary Queen of Scots when she passed through Moulin en route to Blair Castle in 1564. Clearly this must refer to an earlier building on the site remnants of which may be incorporated. An early photograph shows turned finials on each of the dormer windows.
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