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27 and 29 High Street Including Vaulted Basement

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1874 / 56°11'14"N

Longitude: -3.9643 / 3°57'51"W

OS Eastings: 278186

OS Northings: 701158

OS Grid: NN781011

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G3CV

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.2RH0

Entry Name: 27 and 29 High Street Including Vaulted Basement

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396464

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48952

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Town: Dunblane

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Dated 1881 incorporating 17th century foundations. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled tenement with shop to ground and gabled wallhead dormer windows breaking eaves. Squared and tooled yellow sandstone.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber and plate glass shop front to ground, recessed entrance to centre right; broad signage entablature above; timber panelled door to tenement to outer right, fanlight, narrow pilasters terminating in large fluted consoles, also to outer left. 2 wallhead dormers breaking eaves to upper storey; barge boarded gables, stone mullioned bipartite windows. Cast-iron shop sign bracket to centre over date stone inscribed, 'AC [?] 1881'.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration, facing steeply sloping site towards river.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building.

Plate glass, timber frame, and sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Bracket Street light fixed to outer right wallhead.

INTERIOR: open-plan shop with floating ceiling. Tenement not seen 2001. CELLAR: Mid 17th century. Barrel-vaulted, single chamber basement. Rubble walls approximately 1 metre thick. W wall originally forming rear elevation of earlier building, incorporated into later additions to rear; former W facing window with chamfered, projecting cill covered with later grille.

Statement of Interest

A well maintained typical 19th century burgh tenement and shop, particularly noteworthy for its vaulted basement and Edwardian plate glass shop front.

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