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BLAIR ADAM HOUSELB5715

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
20/11/1998
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Cleish
NGR
NT 12929 95700
Coordinates
312929, 695700

Description

Oldest part built 1733 by William Adam to be his factor's

house. Plain. 2 storeyed. 5 bays wide with pedimented

porch. Harled. Slated roof. 1 storey end wings (much

altered). Rear additions around a yard by John Adam and

his son William.

Statement of Special Interest

Historically interesting for association with Adam family

of architects. William (d. 1748) bought lands of Blair

Crambeth from Colvilles of Cleish 1731. Factor's house

was occasionally occupied by William and more frequently

by John, 2nd laird (d. 1792) Lord Chief Commissioner

Adam (d. 1839) 3rd Laird, notable lawyer and politician,

made it his residence and gave estate the name of

Blair Adam.

Up-graded from B to A 20 November 1998.

References

Bibliography

W. Adam 'Remarks on Blair Adam Estate'

About Listed Buildings

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