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Elmswood, The Crescent, Dunblane

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1894 / 56°11'21"N

Longitude: -3.9551 / 3°57'18"W

OS Eastings: 278766

OS Northings: 701365

OS Grid: NN787013

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G5FB

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.6PWG

Plus Code: 9C8R52QV+QX

Entry Name: Elmswood, The Crescent, Dunblane

Listing Name: The Crescent, Elmswood Including Stables and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396458

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48944

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Town: Dunblane

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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1874. 2-storey, 3-bay, large, rectangular-plan, multiple-gabled Victorian villa with squat, 2-stage, entrance tower. Overhanging eaves, barge boarding, scrolled fretwork to gable ends. Square and snecked red sandstone with yellow ashlar sandstone margins. Long and short quoins, chamfered reveals to openings.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly advanced, 2-stage entrance tower to centre; square-headed timber panelled door to centre with letterbox fanlight, flanking narrow windows, lintel height, stepped continuous string course; single window to 2nd stage, corbelled projecting cill, stepped continuous string course; timber, scrolled brackets supporting cornice; pyramidal roof swept out to eaves with cast-iron weathervane finial. Gabled bay to right, single window to ground floor. Broad bay to left, paired windows to ground floor, single dormer window breaking eaves to 1st floor.

SW (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Slightly advanced gabled bay to centre, stone mullioned, tripartite windows. Advanced, canted bay to ground floor to bay to left and single window to bay to outer left, gabled wallhead dormers breaking eaves to 1st floor. Single storey double bay to right; advanced canted bay to right, mullioned and transomed with coped parapet, carved armorial crest to centre of parapet.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey, coped, crowstepped gable end with gable end stack to left, paired small stone-mullioned bipartite windows. Plain, 2-storey return of NE elevation to right.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-storey, double gabled bay to outer left; modern addition to ground floor, 3 windows to 1st floor, engaging advanced bay to right. Advanced gabled bay to right, service door to ground floor right, gable end stack. Double bay to outer right; sliding boarded timber garage door, with small-pane window to top, to left, service door with fanlight to right, single gabled wallhead breaking eaves to 1st floor.

Plate glass and 4-pane, timber, sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing, Paired, coped ridge stacks with tall clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative basket hoppers.

INTERIOR: good quality plasterwork to principal apartments, timber panelled doors, timber dado rails.

STABLE: SW facing, single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled stable similar in style to house. Regular fenestration, 2-leaf stable doors to outer right. Grey slates, lead flashing, gable end stack to S.

BOUNDARY WALL: high, coped random rubble wall terminating in substantial but plain, square-plan, gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

One of the most substantial and interesting villas in the Crescent, the foremost street of villas in Dunblane, set within mature gardens and commanding exceptional views across to the old town centre of Dunblane. Stylistic evidence suggests Elmswood is by the same architect as Ledcameroch villa (see separate listing).

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