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30-32 High Street, Dunblane

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.1874 / 56°11'14"N

Longitude: -3.9638 / 3°57'49"W

OS Eastings: 278216

OS Northings: 701152

OS Grid: NN782011

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G3H4

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.2RQ1

Plus Code: 9C8R52PP+XF

Entry Name: 30-32 High Street, Dunblane

Listing Name: 30-34 (Even Nos) High Street

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396471

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48957

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Town: Dunblane

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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1890. 3-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled, 17th century revival tenement with shops to ground. Carved, drop arch pediments to wallhead dormers breaking eaves. Yellow sandstone, ashlar to ground floor, harled upper storeys and sides with ashlar margins to openings. Long and short quoins. Corbelled, projecting cornice dividing 1st and 2nd storey, continuous cill-height string course to 2nd storey. Crowstepped gables and skewputts.

W (PRINICPAL) ELEVATION: segmentally-arched entrance to centre, deep cavetto moulded reveals, glazed timber door, stone lintel with multi-pane fanlight above. Plate glass and timber frame shop front to left with recessed entrance to right, fluted frieze to top, timber sign above. Tiled, plate glass shop front to right with recessed entrance to left and fluted frieze as shop to left. Regular fenestration to 2nd storey. Regular fenestration to 3rd storey, drop pediments breaking eaves with armorial carvings to gableheads.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building at gablehead.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by abutting building at gablehead

12-pane, timber-framed, sash and case windows to upper storeys, plate glass shop fronts to ground. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Off-centre, coped gable stacks.

INTERIORS: modern interiors to shops at ground. Upper storeys not seen 2001.

Statement of Interest

A 17th century revival tenement with a concern for correct period detail and proportion, note small wallhead dormers, associated with the late 19th century historical tradition established by publications such as MacGibbon and Ross's Castellated and Domestic Architecture, J Small's Scottish Woodwork of the Seventeenth Century. This archaeological approach was a reaction to the wilder Jacobethan imaginings of mid-century architects such as RW Billings, and influenced Scottish architects as diverse in style as CR Mackintosh and R Lorimer.

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