Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 11617 23380
311617, 723380


Mid 19th century. 2-storey corner block occupying narrow gushet site. Squared and coursed rubble to flanks with polished ashlar at end elevation. Base course, string course (to Charterhouse Lane) and eaves course; in-and-out quoins.

E (single-bay) ELEVATION: pilastered timber shopfront with cornice and rinceau-decorated panel above; bipartite architraved window at 1st floor; gablet with carved roundel to centre and palm-leaf antefixae breaks eaves.

S (Charterhouse Lane) ELEVATION: 3-bays with central door and flanking windows set in round-arched recesses at ground; recessed architraves to windows at 1st floor.

N (Canal Crescent) ELEVATION: round-headed panel over door at 1st bay. Quoins divide 1st and 2nd bays.

Predominantly 12-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows at 1st floor. Plate glass to round-arched shopfront openings to Charterhouse Lane. Grey slate to piend roof at corner bay. Half-piended roof ro remaining 2 bays; skews and skewputs to W gable. Coped end stack with clay cans. Tall wall-head stack to NW angle. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

This is a distinctive example of an mid 19th century commercial and residential building located on a prominent gushet site on Charterhouse Lane and Canal Crescent. Its well-detailed single-bay end elevation treatment with rinceau decoration to the shopfront is of particular note, adding to the wider streetscape. It is visible on long axial views westward along Canal Street. Perth is widely renowned for its fine quality shopfronts which provide a key part of the character of the city centre and reflect the social and cultural history of the area. The building is identified as an Ink Manufactory on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey (1860).

List description updated at resurvey (2009).



evident on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1860). Nick Haynes, Perth & Kinross - An Illustrated Architectural Guide (2000), p20. John Gifford, The Buildings Of Scotland - Perth & Kinross (2007), p615.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

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While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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