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Brackenbrae, Emma Terrace, Blairgowrie

A Category C Listed Building in Blairgowrie And Rattray, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5908 / 56°35'26"N

Longitude: -3.3466 / 3°20'47"W

OS Eastings: 317402

OS Northings: 745126

OS Grid: NO174451

Mapcode National: GBR V8.TSL3

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.KLMT

Plus Code: 9C8RHMR3+89

Entry Name: Brackenbrae, Emma Terrace, Blairgowrie

Listing Name: Emma Terrace, Brackenbrae Including Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 4 September 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396941

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49422

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Probably 1874, minor alterations to rear circa 1980. 2-storey, 3-bay, L-plan, piend-roofed Victorian villa with fine interior. Squared red sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Raised base course and eaves cornice. Moulded doorpiece with cornice and blocking course; corniced and architraved windows; round-headed window. Stone mullions.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Narrow gabled bay to centre with steps up to panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight, single window above with moulded architrave and cast-iron anthemion finial to gablehead; flanking bays each with corniced canted window at ground and bipartite at 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: dominant stack to centre gabled bay with window at ground and further window to each floor at right.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: lower wing projecting to centre and left, with small roundheaded 1st floor window and dominant shouldered gablehead stack to centre, modern rooflights on return to right; flat-roofed brick extension to outer left and lower piended projection with 2 large French windows at left. Single window to 1st floor of recessed face at right and horizontal rooflight to centre above.

SW ELEVATION: modern conservatory to right at ground and 2 windows to 1st floor with blank gabled centre bay.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Shouldered and coped squared rubble stacks with full-complement of polygonal cans; deeply overhanging eaves with some bargeboarding and decorative cast-iron cresting to gableheads of main house; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: fine decorative scheme in place including decorative plasterwork cornices, friezes and centre roses; architraved, panelled doors and panelled shutters. Hall with mosaic-tiled floor, alcove with moulded arch on scroll consoles and coloured leaded glazing to part-glazed screen door with deep plate glass fanlight; stairhall with timber-balustered dog-leg staircase, ball-finialled square-section newel posts and triangular cupola. Principal ground floor rooms with fine swagged detail to friezes, that to SW also with white marble fireplace and pilastered sideboard recess. Stone-flagged kitchen floor. Fine china handbasin on decorative cast-iron supports, with splashback (replacement tiles) surmounted by broken pedimented mirror.

GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low saddleback-coped rubble boundary walls with inset decorative cast-iron railings and square-section, coped gatepiers. Semicircular-coped rubble boundary walls.

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