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NEW SCONE, ABBEY ROAD, ROBERT DOUGLAS MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (FORMER SCHOOL) AND 22 MANSFIELD ROADLB18365

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
09/06/1981
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Scone
NGR
NO 13616 26268
Coordinates
313616, 726268

Description

Large single-storey gothic former school (now community facility), dated 1876. Extended to and incorporating earlier school of 1846. Contemporary single-storey with attic S-facing schoolhouse adjoining earlier school, facing Mansfield Road.

Snecked and tooled sandstone, ashlar detailing. Well lit by tripartite, bipartite and single windows some with stone mullions, varied glazing including 8-pane timber sash and case windows and 4-pane timber sash and case windows with bottom hinged top hoppers. Some windows in house replaced by upvc windows; attic windows with cusped bargeboards.

Porch in SW angle of school with cusped bargeboards and dated clock within arched recess; fleche above.Quatrefoil windows in gables. Pitched slate roof to house and school, cusped and triangular roof vents in school. Stone stacks. Rubble wall and modern railings to boundary.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows the schoolhouse with rear rectangular-plan school adjoining. After the 1872 Education Act, which made education universal and compulsory, the school was extended with a large T-shaped Board School addition to the N, to cater for the increased school population. The school was gifted to New Scone by Robert Douglas (1859-1929).

David's father founded the Scone Jam Factory, his son Robert moved to America where he discovered fruit pectin and became President of the Certo Corporation. Robert set up a foundation trust for his native town for charitable and educational purposes [Haynes]. The building is now run as a community facility by the Robert Douglas Memorial Trust.

References

Bibliography

1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1867); N Haynes, Perth & Kinross (2000) p.178; www.robertdouglas.pkc.sch.uk/robert.htm (2003).

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