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Perth Road, Crawford House Including Coach House

A Category C Listed Building in Dunblane, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.189 / 56°11'20"N

Longitude: -3.9588 / 3°57'31"W

OS Eastings: 278536

OS Northings: 701326

OS Grid: NN785013

Mapcode National: GBR 1B.G4LY

Mapcode Global: WH4NT.5P4S

Entry Name: Perth Road, Crawford House Including Coach House

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396475

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48960

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunblane

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

1849. 3-bay, square-plan, Jacobean, multi-gabled villa. Squared and snecked yellow sandstone with ashlar margins. Base course, continuous stringcourse between ground and 1st floor, moulded eaves course. Chamfered reveals to openings. Scrolled skewputts and kneelers to coped gables.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: narrow gabled bay to centre; timber panelled door with fanlight, shoulder-arched, double roll-moulded reveal, square panel bearing armorial crest above; pointed segmentally-arched window to 1st floor, inset panel to gablehead. Broad gabled bay to left, 2-storey, advanced canted bay to centre. Stone-mullioned, tripartite window to ground floor in bay to right, single gabled window breaking eaves to above.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: M-gabled with narrow bay to centre; pointed segmentally-arched stair window to centre, coach house abutting to left.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gabled bay to left, blind arrow slit to gablehead. Single bay to right, regular fenestration.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: regular fenestration. 2-leaf, glazed door to left, plain window to right. Gables breaking eaves to 1st floor windows.

Predominantly 4-pane, timber, sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Multiple, coped, octagonal stacks to roof ridges and gable ends.

INTERIOR: tessellated tiles to hall. Vaulted ceilings to double-height stairwell and landing, with plasterwork diagonal ribbing, clustered vaulting shafts and crocketed springing. Elaborate foliate plasterwork cornices to all principal apartments.

COACH HOUSE: Circa 1905. W facing, 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan gabled, addition to rear of house. Harled rubble build with chamfered yellow sandstone ashlar margins. Cat-slide roof to W elevation, broad multi-pane windows. 2-storey, Narrow, gabled link to main house to rear. Lean-to glass house to S, modern entrance slapping to N linked to modern car-port. Latterly partially divided, open-plan interior with dado-height timber panelling. Recessed snug with high narrow window above elliptically arched brick fireplace with fitted benches either side.

Statement of Interest

Stylistic similarities with Holmehill Lodge (see separate listing) suggest the practice of William Stirling, continued by his son James after his death in 1838. Listed principally for the quality of the interior, Jacobean-Gothic style, plasterwork, recently revealed during restoration work by present owners (2001). The original walled garden of Crawford Park stretched from Smithy Loan to the north across to Perth Road but has been largely sold off and subdivided for modern housing in the 1980s. The form and design of the later addition to the rear known as the 'Coach House' suggest that it be actually built as a billiards room with servants quarters above. The Coach House has been sealed off from the main house and is now a separate property with access via the driveway of Crawford Park.

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