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Latitude: 56.5942 / 56°35'38"N
Longitude: -3.3424 / 3°20'32"W
OS Eastings: 317663
OS Northings: 745500
OS Grid: NO176455
Mapcode National: GBR V8.TFH9
Mapcode Global: WH6PF.MJK6
Entry Name: Newton Terrace, Bush House Including Ancillary Building, Boundary Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 4 September 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396966
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49441
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens
Traditional County: Perthshire
Before 1865; 19th century extension to rear. Single and 2-storey with basement, 3-bay, classically-detailed, piend-and-platform-roofed former manse. Ashlar with roughly squared and snecked rubble, droved quoins, raised quoin strips. Base, band and eaves courses. Segmental-arched doorpiece; keystoned round-headed window. Stone mullions.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Centre bay with steps up to broad segmental-arched doorway with 2-leaf panelled timber door, flanking lights and full-width segmental fanlight; 1st floor with round-headed window over panelled apron incised with 'BUSH HOUSE', and semicircular pediment breaking eaves above. Full-height canted flanking bays with canted windows at each floor and small basement opening at centre.
SW ELEVATION: broad advanced bay to outer right with tripartite window at ground, single window above and small window to each floor on return to left; narrow set-back bay to centre with window at 1st floor and further window to ground on left return; later bay to left with panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight at outer left and enlarged window to right at ground, single window to 1st floor.
NE ELEVATION: broad bay to left of centre with window at 1st floor, single storey bay with window in re-entrant angle to right and slightly set-back lean-to addition at right. Set-back face of 2-storey block with small window to outer right at 1st floor.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: narrow window at ground.
6-, 8-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with some cans. Deeply overhanging eaves.
INTERIOR: some decorative plasterwork; panelled timber shutters and brass sash lifts. Black marble, timber and cast-iron fire surrounds. Corniced screen door with etched glass panel (see Notes), and broad segmental-arched opening leading to stairhall with decorative cast-iron balusters to winding staircase and landing, cupola with modern glazing.
ANCILLARY BUILDING: 2-storey, slated rectangular-plan rubble ancillary to NW boundary wall. Door and 1st floor opening to centre SE, and single storey elevation to NW with hayloft opening.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: semicircular-coped boundary wall with stone stair to ironwork pedestrian gate at NW, and low saddleback-coped boundary walls with inset railings at SE.
Built as St Andrews Free Church manse and subsequently named 'Bush House' for the 'burning bush' depicted on the screen door.
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