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Birnam Hotel, Adjoining Gates and Annexe

A Category B Listed Building in Little Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343716

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11140

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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