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26 Ancaster Square

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Latitude: 56.2434 / 56°14'36"N

Longitude: -4.215 / 4°12'53"W

OS Eastings: 262833

OS Northings: 707853

OS Grid: NN628078

Mapcode National: GBR 11.BM1C

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.7B4M

Plus Code: 9C8Q6QVP+82

Entry Name: 26 Ancaster Square

Listing Name: 26 Ancaster Square

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398356

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50367

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Town: Callander

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Heavily modernised to the interior and rear, the house is listed in recognition that its principal elevation is largely unaltered with 18th century fabric resembling that of the adjacent No 24, see separate listing. Standing prominently to the centre of the S range of the S side of Ancaster Square, the house contributes to the group value of the square. The square was designed to be the centre-piece of the planned town of Callander in the later 18th century and still remains as its focal point (2004).

The principal (NE) elevation faces across the square, the main door is centrally located. There is an inserted bi-partite window to the left, 3 evenly placed windows are set to the 1st floor close to eaves. The SE gable is attached to 28 Ancaster Square, the NW gable to 24 Ancaster Square.

The rear SW elevation is heavily modernised.


Painted render to walls, painted stone margins to openings. Timber 2-leaf door. Timber sash and case windows. Pitched grey slate roof. Shared rendered ridge stack with cans to NW and SE.

Statement of Interest

B-group with 1, 3, 8, 9, 16, 18, 20, 24 Ancaster Square. Ancaster Square is recognised as the historical centre of the town, the B-group represents surviving buildings with significant fabric from the 18th century conception of the square. As a group these buildings contribute significantly to the character of Callander. For further historical information about Ancaster Square please consult the list description of 1 Ancaster Square/57 Main Street.

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