Basic Site Details

Name: General Post Office
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: New Post Office, Perth. The Government some time ago purchased a piece of ground, approved of by the local authorities, for the erection of a new post-office; and the Board of Works has accepted the tender of Mr J Ower, amounting to about 2,400. The design for the edifice, which is in the Italian style, was prepared by Mr Matheson, Edinburgh. [Building News 15 March 1861 p234

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Post office  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11861 Tenders submittedTender accepted


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceA1861 With Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 2 of 2Robert MathesonArchitectA1861 Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News15 March 1861  p234
Item 2 of 2Building News1877  Obituary of Matheson Check date