|Fair Maid's House|
|Location||21–23 North Port|
Perth and Kinross
|Coordinates||56°23′54″N3°25′48″W / 56.39824010°N 3.4300659°W Coordinates: 56°23′54″N3°25′48″W / 56.39824010°N 3.4300659°W|
Listed Building – Category B
|Designated||20 May 1965|
Fair Maid's House is an historic building in the centre of Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Located in North Port, it is a Category B listed building, partly dating from 1475  but mostly from 1629.  It is two storeys, built of rubble, with a stair tower and slated roof. The building is most noted for providing part of the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's novel The Fair Maid of Perth (1828).
The Glover Incorporation of Perth bought the premises, and used it for their meeting hall for over 150 years. Their motto, "Grace and Peace", is carved above entrance door. 
The building still incorporates medieval parts, but most of its masonry has been renewed, and the interior was re-done between 1893 and 1894 by J. & G. Young architects for its then-owner, solicitor William Japp, of Alyth.  (An error in an inscription in the exterior wall of the stair tower resulted in its reading 1393, instead of 1893.) A niche on an outside wall reputedly originally contained a curfew bell.  A prayer niche and a fireplace on the first floor most likely date from the 15th century. 
The north wall of the building was part of the former Blackfriars Monastery (hence the street was formerly known as Blackfriars Wynd),  where King James I of Scotland was murdered in 1437. The wall shows the location of two ancient fireplaces and the original level of the floor. 
Between 1965 and 1966, Thomas Love & Sons used the house as a warehouse for its furniture and antiques. 
The building was restored and extended, at a cost of £750,000, by Page\Park Architects for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in 2010–11, a project that won a commendation in the Scottish Civic Trust Awards 2012. 
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