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Latitude: 56.485 / 56°29'6"N
Longitude: -3.0745 / 3°4'28"W
OS Eastings: 333924
OS Northings: 733065
OS Grid: NO339330
Mapcode National: GBR VH.59S3
Mapcode Global: WH6Q4.R84B
Plus Code: 9C8RFWPG+25
Entry Name: Liff Primary School
Listing Name: Liff, Liff Primary School (Later Building), Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 25 February 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 346264
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13212
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Liff and Benvie
Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw
Parish: Liff And Benvie
Traditional County: Angus
James Langlands, 1897-8. Single storey, T-plan school. Bull-faced snecked rubble, polished ashlar dressings, slate roof. Base course; tall multi-pane, top-hopper, timber-framed windows; projecting eaves with exposed purlin and rafter ends, moulded bargeboards, turned finial to W gable, decorative timber brackets to angles; corniced stacks, shouldered and rising through eaves to W elevation, short gablehead stack rising through eaves to W gable; cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers.
W ELEVATION: symmetrical. Gable advanced to centre, 3 windows (centre window slightly higher), small strapwork motif to roofspace. Bays recessed to left and right in mirror image; left bay, entrance porch at re-entrant angle, panelled door with fanlight, 8-pane window to left return, swept down roof, 10-pane window to left.
N GABLE: bipartite window to centre, flanked by slightly lower single windows.
S GABLE: detailed as N gable.
E ELEVATION: bipartite window to centre, low modern addition to left.
INTERIOR: virtually unaltered; original chimney piece, boarded dado, tiled former cloakroom area.
BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls to E and W, decorative cast-iron railings and gates to W.
This school was designed before Langlands employed W G Lamond (1904-12), thus the distinctive Art-Nouveau features of such Dundee Board Schools as St Joseph?s, Blackness Road and the Eastern Primary, Whinnybrae, Broughty Ferry are absent. Thomas M Cappon was also asked to prepare plans for this school.
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