Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Fowlis Easter
NO 32139 33556
332139, 733556


Earlier-mid 19th century, raises and extended 1888. Single storey, rectangular-plan school, made T-plan by addition of classroom 1 to 5, with lower cloakroom blocks in re-entrants. Original building stugged rubble; additions stugged and snecked rubble, stugged and margined quoins; slate roof. Base course to additions; sash and case windows, 4- over 6-pane to classroom tripartites, 2- over 4-pane to cleakroom singles, stugged and margined dressings with chamfered cills; deep eaves with exposed purlin and rafter ends, moulded bargeboards, kingpost and collar exposed at S gable, small ball finials with elongated pinnacles; corniced stacks. E ELEVATION: gable to right (modified original building), tripartite window; door to bay at left re-entrant; door to lean-to to far right. W ELEVATION: mirror image of E elevation.

S GABLE: gable to centre, tripartite window; single window to lower, slightly recessed flanking bays.

N GABLE: full-width lean-to, central stack rising through eaves to main wall.

INTERIOR: boarded dado; original chimneypieces.

PLAYSHED: timber playshed with corrugated pentice roof.

WC'S: small rubble-built wc block to W of playshed.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: rubble boundary wall to W (N boundary wall constructed 1980s), cast-iron and steel fence to E.

Statement of Special Interest

A school is mentioned in the OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT and is shown in its present position on the 1799 and 1861 maps. The south gable is dated 1888 above the tripartite window. The adjacent former schoolhouse is dated 1855, and a datestone (1827) is built into a modern wall to its east. The earliest part of the present building therefore is likely to date from either 1827 or 1855.



Fowlis Easter School Log Book, 23rd June 1888, DARC (no ref); OSA (1793), vol VII, p288; Plan of Roads in Dispute, Fowlis and Lundie, James Stobie, surveyor, 1799, RHP 14.2; OS map, 1861.

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