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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 65926 45045
  • Coordinates265926, 845045


Reid and Forbes, Architects, 1931. Modern movement school,

long symmetrical 2-storey, main block with rear classroom

extensions in similar style. Reinforced concrete, frame

building with central 7-bay entrance section, wide 4-bay

classroom ranges with taller terminal pylon entrance bays,

additional bays now projecting from side elevation. Main

entrance in splayed recess at centre pilaster strips and

elaborate diamond detailed doors, flanked by small windows

in banded wall surface balcony, with scalloped cill over

centre, pie-crust to outer sections at 1st floor breaking

forward at centre to form porch below; cornice band and

stepped parapet over 1st floor with central plinth for flag

staff. Long, horizontal windows to classrooms with

metal-framed rectangular glazing pattern; cill bands and

banded parapet. Entrance blocks with pilaster strips to

doorways, double leaf diamond detailed door, scrolled iron

work in fanlight and on balcony above. Similar scrolls in

stone on stepped moulded crowning plinth.

Statement of Special Interest



Information by courtesy Charles McKean

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