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57 and 59 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1881 / 56°11'17"N

Longitude: -3.9643 / 3°57'51"W

OS Eastings: 278189

OS Northings: 701233

OS Grid: NN781012

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G3CL

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.2QHH

Entry Name: 57 and 59 High Street

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396466

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48954

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Circa 1880. 2-storey with attic, 4-bay, triangular-plan, on corner site, asymmetrical, Jacobethan tenement with shops to ground. 2-stage turret with conical roof to corner. Squared, bull-faced, red sandstone courses with yellow ashlar sandstone margins. Long and short quoins. Architraved windows with projecting cills.

E (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: modern plate glass shop fronts to ground, door to centre left, blind canted ashlar bay to outer right. Moulded architraves with projecting cornice to 2nd storey windows, moulded eaves course, timber box dormer to right, gabled bay to outer left with window to gablehead. 2-stage, corbelled, octagonal turret to right return; string course between stages, projecting cornice, conical roof with cast-iron finial.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey with attic and raised basement on falling ground, irregular fenestration. Gabled bay to right, chamfered angle to outer right. Abutting turret to outer left.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building.

Predominantly 6-pane upper, plate glass lower, sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: refurbished office premises to ground and 1st floor. Attic storey tenement not seen 2001.

Statement of Interest

The corner turret, in particular, of this corner tenement built on a sloping site, makes an important contribution to the Dunblane townscape.

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