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Perth Road, Keppoch House Hotel Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Crieff, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3772 / 56°22'38"N

Longitude: -3.8316 / 3°49'53"W

OS Eastings: 286981

OS Northings: 722053

OS Grid: NN869220

Mapcode National: GBR 1H.235C

Mapcode Global: WH5P1.3ZN1

Entry Name: Perth Road, Keppoch House Hotel Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 20 February 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395920

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48496

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crieff

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Crieff

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Dated 1877. 2-storey, 3-bay gabled villa. Bull-faced red ashlar with contrasting droved ashlar dressings. Base course. 1st floor windowheads roll-moulded. Stone mullions and stop-chamfered arrises.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: centre bay with heavy advanced doorpiece, stone-bracketted shoulder-arched hood with slate roof, and with monogrammed semicircular pediment, deep-set timber door and deep plate glass fanlight; keystoned semicircular-headed window breaking eaves above; flanking finialled gabled bays, that to right with slightly-advanced tripartite window to each floor, that to left with full-height canted windows.

SW ELEVATION: gabled bay to centre with door at ground (altered from window), single window above and further windows to each floor of flanking bays, each with 1st floor window breaking eaves into finialled dormerhead.

NE ELEVATION: centre gable with small window to centre and stair window above, further window in bay to right.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: variety of elements to single storey lean-to bays at ground including pedimented timber door off-centre right and taller gabled projection to outer right; 1st floor with narrow window to gabled centre bay and further window to left breaking eaves into dormer gablet.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows; 4-part stair window with coloured margin. Graded grey slates, fishscale to half piends over advanced bays, small modern rooflights. Coped and shouldered ashlar stacks with cans. Overhanging bracketted eaves. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers (dated), fixings and finials.

INTERIOR: decorative plasterwork cornices and ceiling roses; timber-balustered dog-leg staircase; screen door with glazed flanking lights.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: piend-roofed rectangular-plan ancillary structure with 2 doors and window to SE.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: low saddleback-coped rubble boundary walls with in set decorative cast-iron railings, and high semicircular-coped boundaries. Low pyramidally-coped square-section ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

A particularly well detailed example of a period type. Keppoch House was built by draper, John McLaren, who died just two years later leaving the house to his sisters Anna and Christina. By 1901 Christina was the sole owner.

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