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Latitude: 56.3731 / 56°22'23"N
Longitude: -3.8348 / 3°50'5"W
OS Eastings: 286776
OS Northings: 721598
OS Grid: NN867215
Mapcode National: GBR 1H.2GGJ
Mapcode Global: WH5P7.226N
Plus Code: 9C8R95F8+63
Entry Name: 77, 79 East High Street, Crieff
Listing Name: 77 - 83 (Odd Nos) East High Street
Listing Date: 20 February 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395879
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48460
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Strathearn
Traditional County: Perthshire
Late 18th century with later work. Pair of single and 2-storey with attic, 3-bay classical houses with pavilion porches in mirrored pair. Painted ashlar with raised margins and quoin strips. Base and mutuled eaves courses. Pilastered and pedimented doorcases.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bays to right of centre (Nos 77 and 79) with 4-panelled timber door to left at ground and windows in flanking bays at each floor, similar door with 2-part fanlight in single storey porch to outer right with small window beyond and finely-decorated stack at outer angle. Bays to left of centre (Nos 81 and 83) mirror the above but with modern doors, 2 out-of-character dormer windows and lacking stack to outer angle.
W (NOS 77 AND 79) ELEVATION: full-width single storey bay with 3 windows.
4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows to Nos 77 and 79; modern glazing to Nos 81 and 83. Grey slates, modern fibrous tiles to single storey bay at No 77; traditional rooflight to No 79. Coped harled and brick stacks with polygonal cans. Ashlar-coped skews with decorative skewputts; cross detail to skewputts at east end of Nos 89 and 91.
INTERIOR: nos 77 & 79 with some simple cornicing to interior and room layout largely unaltered. Later interior to No 83.
This pair of well-detailed houses make a significant contribution to streetscape of this area of Crieff. The pilastered doorpieces give a regular rhythm to the houses and there is fine detailing on the properties including the eaves course and the cross details to the skewputts.
The houses are thought to date from the late 18th century and may have been part of the west wing of a Medical College, which lay immediately to the east of the houses. This complex recently became the Tower Hotel and is currently flats (2011) (see separate listing). When the Medical College was broken up in the early 19th century, Nos 77-83 East High Street became houses for weavers, of which there were a great many in Crieff at the time. By 1863, the former medical College building had become St Margaret's College, a school for Episcopalian girls and the houses became part of this complex. They are now private homes (2011).
List description updated, 2011.
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