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Latitude: 56.5595 / 56°33'34"N
Longitude: -3.5779 / 3°34'40"W
OS Eastings: 303116
OS Northings: 741948
OS Grid: NO031419
Mapcode National: GBR V3.CLQT
Mapcode Global: WH5ND.0DJ8
Entry Name: Birnam Hotel, Adjoining Gates and Annexe
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 343716
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11140
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Little Dunkeld
County: Perth and Kinross
Electoral Ward: Strathtay
Parish: Little Dunkeld
Traditional County: Perthshire
Large 3-storey and attic rubble with square tower of 4
storeys and 1/2 storey office wings with twin 2-storey and
attic towers: Murthly estate style of c.1850 (erected by Sir
W.D. Stewart). Gate-piers and cast-iron gates of gargantuan
size with large 2-storey lodge (now annexe) added (former
drive to Murthly Castle) c.1870. Internal repairs.
Items 68-100 form B group with items 18-20 in original list.
An outstanding example of an early-mid Victorian Highland resort in a setting of great natural beauty, built mainly
following the opening of the Perth and Dunkeld Railway in 1856. In 1865 it was noted that the trade of Dunkeld and
Birnam had suffered with the extension of the Railway. The main development was thus between 1856 and 1863, when Birnam was the terminus.
Very completely preserved to date St Mary's Tower and Birnam House being the only serious losses while the only intrusion of any consequence has been a modern bungalow inserted between Birnam Hotel and Oransay.
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