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High Street, Post Office

A Category B Listed Building in Crieff, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3725 / 56°22'20"N

Longitude: -3.839 / 3°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 286514

OS Northings: 721534

OS Grid: NN865215

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.2FHV

Mapcode Global: WH5P7.0364

Entry Name: High Street, Post Office

Listing Date: 20 February 2002

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395903

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48479

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

1906. 2-storey, 5-bay Post Office in irregular terrace running to W, in Tudor Collegiate style with arcaded ground floor. Raised base course, moulded dividing courses, eaves cornice and deep parapet. Polygonal angle buttresses; stone mullions and chamfered reveals.

N (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: bay to left of centre with steps up to doorpiece with deeply-moulded round-headed doorcase with stylised pilasters, cornice and decorative keystone, 2-leaf panelled timber door and decorative ironwork to timbered fanlight, arcade of 3 tripartite windows to right that to outer right with metal 'POSTING BOX'; bay to outer left with bipartite window over metal stamp dispensing machine. Moulded course above and 1st floor cill course forming broad plain band giving way to ribbon window effect at 1st floor with 3 tripartites and vertical dividing bands; penultimate bay to left breaking banding with narrow stylised pilasters flanking corbelled base of bowed bay, relief carved 'POST OFFICE' to dividing band and 2 windows flanking vertical band, further bipartite to outer left. Parapet with 2 semicircular steps to right and bowed bay with armorial bearings in niche flanked by 'E''R'.

E ELEVATION: gabled elevation with single window to centre at ground, 2 smaller windows to left at 1st floor and corbelled chimney breast to centre; outer left angle with corbelled buttress to 1st floor over rounded ground floor angle with pal-stone.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with variety of elements including single storey projecting to left and steps up to small stone porch at right.

4-pane over plate glass glazing pattern in timber sash and case and top-opening windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with some cans; ashlar-coped skews.

INTERIOR: 2-leaf round-headed screen door with small-pane fanlight, timber-panelled counter, compartmentalised ceiling and stylised plasterwork corbels.

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