Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NN 97753 28984
297753, 728984


Large collegiate gothic structure built round 3 quadrangles

of which the N. and S. open into one another with central

library building between the cloister links not having been

built N.E. Quadrangle unfinished, N. side only completed.

Snecked red sandstone, mainly 2-storey and attic.

Symmetrical entrance front with 4-storey gate tower.

Architects; originally, John Henderson, begun 1843 f.s.

8th September 1846. Near-by symmetrical W. wing with

gatehouse and (original) Warden's House 1847, N. wing 1847-8,

chapel 1851 with glass by Powell (spire planned but not

built) completed 1851. Hall 1861-3, Henderson largely

redesigned Sir G.G. Scott. Gymnasium A.G. Heiton 1889.

Block between chapel and hall, new wing and laboratory 1892-3

George Henderson; Library A.G. Heiton 1904-06. Matheson

building and New Cloister 1926 and 1932, new warden's house

1927. J. Donald Mills and G.D. B. Shepherd. North wing

reconstructed 1932-3, west wing 1935-6. Chapel furnishings;

War Memorial 1922, Neish Memorial 1939 both by Sir J.

Ninian Comper; W. Screen in chapel Sir Basil Spence.

Statement of Special Interest

Now has gym and swimming pool and not part of the main block. The Chapel is in the charge of the Scottish Episcopal Church.



G. St. Quentin Trinity College Glenalmond

E.S. Lyttel Trinity College Glenalmond

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