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TELFORD ROAD, MERKINCH PRIMARY SCHOOL, SCHOOL HOUSE AND RETAINING RAILINGSLB35363

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 17/04/1986

Location

  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Burgh: Inverness

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NH 65860 45902
  • Coordinates: 265860, 845902

Description

Dated 1876, probably Alexander Ross. Extended H-plan, single

storey school with bellcote and gabled elevations, built in

pink squared, snecked rubble with yellow ashlar dressing.

Long symmetrical main front, 6 central bays (2 doors at

centre, windows with pointed heads) flanked by wider,

advanced, gabled cross wings each with hoodmoulded stepped

tripartite and 5-bay side elevations. Lower entrance

bays recessed beyond wings. Gable heads with trefoil,

louvred openings; skews with kneelers, gablet skew

putts. Gabled bellcote. Slate roofs with gabled ventilators.

Similar details to rear blocks, some modern additions.

Schoolhouse: dated 1896, 2 storey, L-plan house reflecting

design of school. Porch in re-entrant angle, canted

window with tripartite above in SW facing gable tripartites

in both floors to E of porch. Slate roof. Low retaining wall

with cast iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

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