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Latitude: 56.6201 / 56°37'12"N
Longitude: -3.864 / 3°51'50"W
OS Eastings: 285716
OS Northings: 749140
OS Grid: NN857491
Mapcode National: GBR JCT6.YJF
Mapcode Global: WH4LQ.MV6T
Entry Name: 17, 19, 21, 21a and Post Office, Dunkeld Street
Listing Date: 5 August 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396328
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48847
Building Class: Cultural
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Highland
Traditional County: Perthshire
1897. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay (above ground) pair of gabled tenements with Post Office and shops at ground. Squared chlorite-slate rubble with contrasting ashlar dressings. Some round-headed windows. Hoodmoulds; stone mullions and decorative bargeboarding.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bays to left of centre with pend door to outer right, and 5 narrow lights with flanking doors (all doors panelled timber with plate glass fanlights) to left, all under deep banded fascia with 2 suspended 'POST OFFICE' signs and modern 'SPAR' sign. 2 bipartite windows at 1st floor with decorative guttering giving way to 2 round-headed windows breaking eaves into dormerheads. Bays to right of centre as above but with 2 modern shops at ground and square-headed dormer windows.
SW ELEVATION: gabled elevation with window to left at ground and attic, and further window to right at 1st floor.
4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows; round-headed windows with decoratively-astragalled upper sashes. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans. Overhanging eaves with decorative bargeboarding. Cast-iron downpipes, some barley twist and square section, with decorative fixings and rainwater hoppers, and decorative gutter fixings. Decorative cast-iron finials.
The Post Office moved from Home Street to Dunkeld Street in 1897, it was opened by Sir Robert Menzies in March of that year. The first uniformed postman, Mr MacGregor, appeared in Aberfeldy in 1883.
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