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ARDTORNISH ESTATE, CLAGGAN SCHOOL AND SCHOOLHOUSE WITH FORMER PLAYGROUND AND ENCLOSING WALLSLB13956

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
29/05/1985
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Morvern
NGR
NM 69912 49731
Coordinates
169912, 749731

Description

Samuel Barham, 1877-8; 2-storey, steeply gabled asymmetrical

school and schoolhouse. All rendered concrete. South facing

complex with school yard to rear. Tall single bay, gabled

schoolroom taking up west (left), rising full height with

large transomed and mullioned modern double glazing in north

and south, with hoodmoulds and drip-cills and chamfering to

transoms and mullions in south window. Entrance to schoolroom

(divided into 2 with internal glazed screen) in re-entrant

angle formed at rear by later cloakroom wing projecting from

west return elevation.

Entrance to single storey and attic schoolhouse in centre of

south frontage, under canopy linked to left window; canopy

over ground floor window in east gable. Mainly bipartites,

but long tripartite fills east gable in 1st floor.

Hoodmoulds; multi-pane glazing; bargeboards; decorative

wooden pendant apex newels; tall coped ridge and rear stack;

slate roofs.

Small bargeboarded single storey outhouse fronts rear door to schoolhouse. Playground to rear of schoolbuilding enclosed by

concrete wall, extending to enclose front of school and

schoolhouse; Wall raised at rear (north) to form rear wall of

single pitch slate roofed shelter, partially walled in centre

south front.

Statement of Special Interest

No longer in use as school.

Until circa 1970 an elegant slated fleche bellcote with

cast-iron weathervane terminated the crossing of the

schoolhouse and school roof ridges. (Gaskell, p1.11a.)

Unfortunate modern glazing 1984.

References

Bibliography

Philip Gaskell, MORVERN TRANSFORMED (1968, 2nd. ed. 1980),

pp.90-1, p1.11a.

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