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Latitude: 56.2432 / 56°14'35"N
Longitude: -4.212 / 4°12'43"W
OS Eastings: 263018
OS Northings: 707829
OS Grid: NN630078
Mapcode National: GBR 11.BMQ7
Mapcode Global: WH4NH.8BKR
Entry Name: 101 Main Street, the Crags Hotel
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398385
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50390
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Built in the later 19th century this 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house built in the 'Baronial' style stands out prominently along the E end of the Main Street. Recognised as a good example of one of only a few Baronial style buildings in Callander.
All openings to the principal SW elevation are segmenatlly headed with a continuous string course decoratively articulated around the lintels of the ground floor. A corbelled out section above the bipartite ground floor window supports a tripartite oriel window at the 1st floor giving light to the former 1st floor drawing room. An armorial panel is set above the door at the 1st floor. Narrow windows are set to the angle of the outer right corner; curved at the ground floor, stop chamfered at the 1st floor.
The building is interestingly articulated at its attic level. The prominent crow stepped gable with ball finial is designed with a corbelled table to its upper section resting on the eye-brow shaped cornice above the attic window. The corresponding breaking eaves dormer window to the right has a decorated dormer head with diamante rustication.
To the rear NE is a rectangular-plan simple 3-bay 2-storey wing which pre-dates the Baronial block. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows that it was originally separated by a close from a building occupying the site of the Baronial block. This rear NE block appears to have been retained and integrated as a service wing at the time of the rebuilding scheme in the later 19th century. Various modern single storey flat-roofed extensions radiate out to the rear offering further bedroom accommodation.
Having been converted to a bed and breakfast in the 20th century much of the interior has been re-arranged.
Baronial block; bullfaced, coursed 'pudding stone' (weathered in sections, 2004) to principal elevation, blonde sandstone dressings. Predominantly timber sash and case plate glass windows. Pitched grey slate roof. Crow stepped SE gable with skewputts. Dressed gable apex stacks; stop chamfered with moulded caps, circular cans.
Rear wing; random rubble 'pudding stone', various glazing, pitched grey slate roof.
The house is reputed to have been built by a Callander merchant for his mistress. Of interest are a couple of protruding blocks to the left of the principal elevation which might indicate that a larger scheme was initially planned.
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