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Closeburn School

A Category B Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2135 / 55°12'48"N

Longitude: -3.728 / 3°43'40"W

OS Eastings: 290147

OS Northings: 592395

OS Grid: NX901923

Mapcode National: GBR 28D4.PX

Mapcode Global: WH5VW.P7Y2

Entry Name: Closeburn School

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335188

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4011

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

James Barbour of Dumfries, architect. School, symmetrically
designed, with heavy Jacobean detailing. Snecked red
bullfaced ashlar, polished dressings. Mostly 2 storeys. South
elevation: 2-stage central bell tower; 2 bays either side
(inner bays 3-storey, with parapet; gabled outer bays
recessed); tower lower stage battered with 2 depressed-arched
doors; obelisk pinnacles over angles, bellcote with pierced
openings and pyramidal roof. Windows mostly mullioned; 3rd
floor windows have cusped heads. 4-bay north elevation has
outer gables and roof glazed over inner windows. Depressed-
arched east and west-facing upper windows below wall-head
gables. Small paned glazing throughout. Corniced stacks;
axial vents; slate roofs. Enclosed by ashlar-coped (mostly
rubble-built) walls, simple wrought-iron gates and railings
at south, to roadside, and between playgrounds.

Statement of Interest

A group with churches and Wallacehall

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