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53 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.188 / 56°11'16"N

Longitude: -3.9644 / 3°57'51"W

OS Eastings: 278182

OS Northings: 701219

OS Grid: NN781012

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G3BK

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.2QGL

Entry Name: 53 High Street

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48953

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Dated 1886. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, asymmetrical, gabled Jacobethan office premises in irregular terrace. Squared and snecked bull-faced yellow sandstone with ashlar margins. Long and short quoins. Deep base course, continuous moulded hoodmould to 1st and 2nd storeys. Coped angled skewputts to gable ends. Stone-mullioned and transomed windows, deep chamfered reveals.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber panelled door to centre left, bipartite fanlight. Small window in bay to left, leaded glass, inset carved panel above bearing blank armorial shield, dated 1886 below. Bipartite window in bay to right. Wallhead bipartite window with gable breaking eaves, to right bay of 1st floor, smaller tripartite window in bay to left.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-storey, M-gabled, irregular fenestration. 2-storey, flat-roofed advanced bay to left.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: transomed window to 1st floor, ground floor obscured by abutting building.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building.

Plate glass, timber-framed, sash and case windows. Leaded glass to stair window. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods; moulded guttering, quatrefoil brackets and urn-shaped hoppers. Moulded coping to gable end stacks.

INTERIOR: bipartite, pointed-arch glazing to inner door. Deep, timber panelled reveals to windows including panelled shutters. Central staircase with turned timber balusters, hand rail and newel posts with mitre-shaped finials.

Statement of Interest

A good quality, purpose built solicitors' offices, built backing onto a sloping site towards the river.

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