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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 34645 30366
334645, 730366


[Duncan D] Stewart, dated 1875. 2-storey, irregular L-plan, gabled school house with single storey service wing, adjoined to single storey, similarly irregular L-plan and gabled school. Stugged and snecked rubble, ashlar dressings, quoins mostly redressed with stugged concrete, slate roof. Single and grouped windows, mainly droved and stop-chamfered jambs, transoms and mullions, some partly rendered with concrete, mostly sash and case frames, plate glass glazing to house, horizontally astragalled panes to school; chamfered wallhead course with corbel detail to S and W elevations of school; moulded bargeboards, exposed trusses to house, corniced ridge stacks; triangular roof vents to school.

HOUSE: E ELEVATION: lean-to entrance porch with gabled window set in re-entrant angle formed with advanced bay to right, door with fanlight to left return; stair window to left with gabled dormerhead; gable to right, tripartite window to ground floor, bipartite to 1st.

N ELEVATION: single window to left, heraldic date panel above; gable advanced to right, projecting tripartite window gabletted at angles with decorative cast-iron parapet, bipartite to 1st floor; service block recessed to right with dormerheaded bipartite window.

W ELEVATION: service block advanced to left with window, lean-to entrance porch in right re-entrant angle, 4-pane window to main house at right, dormerheaded window above, later dormer window intercepting base of 2-storey gable to left.

SCHOOL: E ELEVATION: door to entrance porch in left re-entrant angle, swept roof; 3 bipartite windows to right; gable advanced to left, stepped 4-light window.

S ELEVATION: gable at off-centre right, stepped 4-light window; bipartite window to right; 3- and 4-light windows to left.

W ELEVATION: door to entrance porch at centre re-entrant; gable advanced to right, tripartite window, louvred aperture to roofspace, bipartite to left return; 2 bipartites to left, brick wallhead stack.

INTERIOR: interior of house not seen; interior of school very plain,

1 chimneypiece remaining.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low rubble boundary wall with rounded coping to N and E, cast-iron railings (removed from house boundary wall); high rubble boundary wall with rounded coping to W, similar lower wall dividing house garden from playground at W.

Statement of Special Interest

The School and Old School House forms part of a B group with the later school building, St Columba?s Church and Hall, All Souls? Episcopal Church, the Old Rectory, and the Old Rectory Former Coach House/ Stables. The school house is now a private house and in separate ownership. The later school building is listed separately below. The School Board Minutes refer to the architect only as Mr Stewart, but it is likely it was Duncan D Stewart, factor of the Rossie estate.



Minutes of Longforgan School Board, DARC PCC 5/73/1, meeting of 26th June, 1874 and others.

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