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14 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie

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

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Latitude: 56.5921 / 56°35'31"N

Longitude: -3.3373 / 3°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 317975

OS Northings: 745264

OS Grid: NO179452

Mapcode National: GBR V8.TNNF

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.QK0S

Plus Code: 9C8RHMR7+R3

Entry Name: 14 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie

Listing Name: 14 Wellmeadow

Listing Date: 4 September 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397019

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49486

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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1937-9. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay, Art Deco style former bank building in irregular terrace on corner site. Ashlar, some channelled, and reinforced concrete. Deep marble base course, band and 1st floor cill courses, eaves cornice and parapet.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Centre bay at ground with broad fixed display window, flanking bays each with marble-margined doorway, steps up to deep-set 2-leaf part-glazed timber door and deep plate glass fanlight; band course above giving way to centre bay with stone balustrade and set-back bay with 2 windows, further windows to flanking bays; projecting cornice with animal masks over outer bays and parapet with decorative ironwork balustrade to set-back centre bay, flag pole and 2nd Empire roof behind.

SE (MILL STREET) ELEVATION: single bay, canted elevation on ground falling to E, with deep base course abutting cill of window at ground floor and further window above.

NW ELEVATION: single bay elevation projecting from neighbouring terraced building, with door in re-entrant angle at ground and single window at 1st floor.

Plate glass glazing to margined Crittal windows at 1st floor, and 2-pane horizontal glazing pattern to metal window at ground. Grey slates.

INTERIOR: moulded cornices (obscured by lowered ceiling at former banking hall); some marble floor retained; concrete staircase.

Statement of Interest

Earlier shops on this site were demolished to make way for the National Commercial Bank. Building began in 1937 when the safe (still in situ) was lowered into the basement and the concrete construction raised around it. The bank opened in 1939 and continued in business until the 1970s. After some setbacks the building was taken over by S L Hill, florist, and continues in the same ownership today (2002).

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