Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 56266 67408
256266, 667408


Thomas S Cordiner, architect; designed 1939, resumed 1949

completed 1953. Brick, concrete and ashlar school with

pantiled roof. Pivot metal framed windows with small lying

pane glazing. Long 2-storey S range with 2 projecting wings

to N, gymnasium to SE.

Symmetrical entrance front to S. 2 5-bay ranges flank

3-storey entrance bay, latter with advanced outer walls faced

to inside with large nailhead ashlar masonry. Doorway in

ashlar surround with carved panels; tripartite door with

glazed sidelights. 5-light window to 1st with carved panels

of Arts and Sciences. 2nd floor with full-width window to


Concrete band courses to all cills and lintels, deeply

overhanging concrete eaves; modernist fleche with cross.

To left, single storey kitchen wing; to right, single storey

gymnasium of 6-bays with windows set in ashlar panels.

2 projecting wings to N; that to E with hall, that to W with

refectory at ground, classrooms above. Ashlar bas-relief

panels to N wings. Sympathetic brick additions (circa 1979)

to NE, freestanding single storey blocks to rear courtyard.

Interior with most original features surviving; tiles to dado

level, floor tiles, some wood panelling.

Stairs with Mackintosh style baluster-screen.

Paved terraces to N and W with boundary and retaining walls

of brick with concrete coping. Shrine in brick with statue

of Virgin and Child to N.

Brick gatepiers with concrete coping, cast-iron gates.



Information from John Struthers, architect and Miss C

McMeakin, Headteacher.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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