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Glenurquhart Secondary School, Drumnadrochit

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.3324 / 57°19'56"N

Longitude: -4.4771 / 4°28'37"W

OS Eastings: 250977

OS Northings: 829592

OS Grid: NH509295

Mapcode National: GBR H99B.RY6

Mapcode Global: WH3FT.6Y9R

Plus Code: 9C9Q8GJF+X4

Entry Name: Glenurquhart Secondary School, Drumnadrochit

Listing Name: Drumnadrochit, Glenurquhart Secondary School and Schoolhouse.

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348510

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15009

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200348510

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Urquhart And Glenmoriston

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Probably Alexander Ross, later 19th century. Long S facing

single storey school range flanked either end by single storey

and attic, 3-bay schoolhouses. Red sneck coursed rubble with

contrasting tooled sandstone dressings and long and short


9-bay centre school block, with slightly advanced gabled

outer and centre bays, and with 2 entrances in projecting

porches abutting outer gables. Paired long pointed-headed

windows in outer gables; similar triple windows in centre.

All small windows have pointed heads. Schoolhouses each with

centre door under bargeboarded slated canopy with flanking pointed-headed windows similar to those in school. Segmental

headed windows break wallheads in outer bays, rising into

gablets. 4-pane glazing, multi-pane glazing in long windows.

Blind trefoil vents in gables; coped ridge and end stacks;

slate roofs with projecting eaves.

School fronted by cast-iron spearhead railings with matching

gates and slender octagonal cast-iron gate piers. Coped

rubble garden walls enclose schoolhouses, with paired gates

and similar gate piers as school.

Statement of Interest

Accommodated 233 children by 1885.

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