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WALLACEHALL ASSESSMENT CENTRE (FORMER ACADEMY AND SCHOOLHOUSE)LB3953

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Closeburn

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 90251 92409
  • Coordinates: 290251, 592409

Description

1795 (dated) 3-storey, 3-bay schoolhouse with L-plan rear

(east) wing; latter consists of 1724-9 school and former

schoolhouse by William Luckup and John Crocket, altered by

Walter Newall, 1842, extensions circa 1777 and 1882 (dated).

1795 HOUSE: coursed squared rubble with contrasting red

ashlar dressings; symmetrical west elevation: central door

architrave and half-pilastered doorcase (fluted and inscribed

frieze); eaves course; cornice; coped end stacks; piended

slate roof. Interior: some decorative cornice plasterwork;

arched recess in south west ground floor room with Corinthian

pilasters. REAR WING: rubble built with red ashlar dressings.

2-storey original schoolhouse (mullioned windows with

latticed glazing inserted by Newall) extended to west (ie

nearest present house) circa 1777; stair turret off-centre on

south wall with crow-stepped gable (incorporating original

inscription panel) also by Newall; original schoolroom to

east (set at right angles to house) extended to south 1882 to

provide gymnasium. Original interiors gutted. Slate roofs.

Partly enclosed by ashlar-coped rubble-built walls; corniced

circular gatepiers to south of 1795 house.

Statement of Special Interest

School endowed 1723 by John Wallace of Closeburn and of

Glasgow, merchant; 1795 house endowed by Robert Mundell,

master at Wallacehall.

A group with Closeburn Churches & School

References

Bibliography

SRO

CH2/298/2

CH2/298/3

CH2/298/8

C T Ramage, DRUMLANRIG AND THE DOUGLASES, 1876. pp.270-303

WALLACE HALL ACADEMY BI-CENTENARY SOUVENIR MAGAZINE, 1923.

OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT vol 13, pp 234-6

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT pp 88-9

R M F Watson, CLOSEBURN, 1901. chapter VIII.

About Designations

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