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Latitude: 56.5915 / 56°35'29"N
Longitude: -3.3431 / 3°20'34"W
OS Eastings: 317619
OS Northings: 745204
OS Grid: NO176452
Mapcode National: GBR V8.TMBR
Mapcode Global: WH6PF.ML87
Plus Code: 9C8RHMR4+HQ
Entry Name: The Sheiling, Keay Street, Blairgowrie
Listing Name: Keay Street, the Shieling Including Ancillary Building and Gate
Listing Date: 27 May 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396046
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48639
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray
County: Perth and Kinross
Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray
Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens
Traditional County: Perthshire
George Cunnison, dated 1911. Single storey and attic, 3-bay Arts and Crafts style villa with fine interior. Harled with stone cills. Raised base course. Raised red sandstone ashlar long and short work voussoirs to wishbone-arched doorpiece. Timber mullions.
SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: centre bay under low-angled extension of gable pitch with panelled timber door, decoratively glazed pointed-arch fanlight and small shaped light to right, battered angle buttress beyond; dominant gabled bay to left with 4-light window under terracotta sundial and small horizontal tripartite with tiny semicircular raised-centre light in finialled gablehead; set-back bay to right of centre with tripartite window under low swept roof, and horizontal 4-light flat-roofed dormer window to centre above.
NW ELEVATION: broad gabled bay with small window to right in gablehead.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: large swept-roof porch with cast-iron column in re-entrant angle to left, part-glazed timber door with tripartite window to outer left of set-back face and 2 part-glazed boarded timber doors to outhouses on return to right. Small horizontal tripartite window to centre bay with large single window above in gablehead and further tripartite to outer right; flat-roofed tripartite dormer windows over outer bays.
SE ELEVATION: broad gabled elevation with small window to left in gablehead.
Fine leaded coloured glazing, with bullseye details, to casement windows except at ground NE and left at NW; 4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case window to NE gablehead. Grey/green slates with decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finials. Harled stacks with oversized flat copes and full complement of terracotta cans. Mutuled bargeboarding. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative dated rainwater hopper.
INTERIOR: good original decorative scheme in place. Some decorative plasterwork cornicing; timber panelling; oak doors mostly with decorative door furniture and coloured glass top lights; built-in cupboards with decorative leaded and coloured glazing; oak dog-leg staircase with plain battered balusters and coped newels. Timber fire surrounds with tiled cheeks, some with overmantels and brass canopies. 2 principal bedrooms with built-in cupboards with decoratively-glazed doors.
ANCILLARY BUILDING: boarded timber, rectangular-plan ancillary with decorative pelmet to NE.
GATE: decorative ironwork gate with arch.
Retention of the formal garden layout with low box hedges to the front garden is a fine addition to this unusually intact Arts and Crafts villa. The architect, George Cunnison, was Burgh Surveyor of Blairgowrie.
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