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Brodick Primary School, Arran

A Category B Listed Building in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5819 / 55°34'54"N

Longitude: -5.1592 / 5°9'33"W

OS Eastings: 200975

OS Northings: 636559

OS Grid: NS009365

Mapcode National: GBR FFMY.ZHT

Mapcode Global: WH1MQ.QYFQ

Plus Code: 9C7PHRJR+Q8

Entry Name: Brodick Primary School, Arran

Listing Name: Brodick, Primary School

Listing Date: 28 January 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346580

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13426

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200346580

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilbride

Traditional County: Buteshire

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Dated 1854. Single storey and attic with Tudor details, irregular-plan, Picturesque style school. Stugged and snecked, red squared rubble sandstone, ashlar dressings, piended slate roofs. Base course, stop-chamfered angles; deep bracketted eaves, exposed post and purlin detail at gables, bargeboards with quatrefoil motif pattern at principal gables; single, paired and tripartite windows with chamfered openings Tudor-arch heads with dripmoulds to principal schoolroom windows, timber sash and case frames of various pane design; single and paired, tall corniced octagonal stacks.

FRONT ELEVATION: principal gable slightly advanced to centre left, tripartite window to ground floor with date panel above, bipartite to attic; slightly recessed bay to right with tripartite windows, bargeboarded gable to right return; gabled entrance porch recessed to far right with paired doors and 8-pane Tudor-arch fanlight, bay further recessed to outer right with 2 windows, both porch and outer bay masked by modern addition; schoolhouse bay to outer left, panelled door in ashlar doorcase with slightly swept roof to right, single window to left.

S ELEVATION: 3 (schoolhouse) bays to right; gable slightly advanced to centre with window and small oculus above, windows to bays at left and right, bay recessed to left with bipartite window.

N ELEVATION: bay advanced to right with tripartite window, bay at left re-entrant angle with bipartite.

W ELEVATION: plain, various windows and gables.

INTERIOR: largely unaltered. Original joinery including panelled doors and window reveals; cornices; some chimneypieces; 1st World War memorial plaque.

Statement of Interest

The school superseded the small schoolroom at Rosaburn (now prt of

Arran Heritage Museum), and was built by the 11th Duke of Hamilton in a style similar to the contemporary Alma Terrace. There are various free-standing 20th century structures in the playground; the V-shaped roof toilet block is unfortunately placed so as to mask the entrance to the school.

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