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Latitude: 55.2137 / 55°12'49"N
Longitude: -3.7264 / 3°43'35"W
OS Eastings: 290251
OS Northings: 592409
OS Grid: NX902924
Mapcode National: GBR 28F4.1V
Mapcode Global: WH5VW.Q6QY
Plus Code: 9C7R677F+FC
Entry Name: Wallacehall Academy And Schoolhouse, Closeburn
Listing Name: Wallacehall Assessment Centre (Former Academy and Schoolhouse)
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335129
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3953
Building Class: Cultural
Also known as: Wallacehall Academy
ID on this website: 200335129
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Tagged with: School building
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.
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
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