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Robert Douglas Memorial Institute, Abbey Road, New Scone

A Category B Listed Building in Scone, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4207 / 56°25'14"N

Longitude: -3.4019 / 3°24'6"W

OS Eastings: 313616

OS Northings: 726268

OS Grid: NO136262

Mapcode National: GBR V7.BKLQ

Mapcode Global: WH6Q5.QW76

Plus Code: 9C8RCHCX+76

Entry Name: Robert Douglas Memorial Institute, Abbey Road, New Scone

Listing Name: New Scone, Abbey Road, Robert Douglas Memorial Institute (Former School) and 22 Mansfield Road

Listing Date: 9 June 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352407

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18365

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Scone

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Parish: Scone

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Large single-storey gothic former school (now community facility), dated 1876. Extended to and incorporating earlier school of 1846. Contemporary single-storey with attic S-facing schoolhouse adjoining earlier school, facing Mansfield Road.

Snecked and tooled sandstone, ashlar detailing. Well lit by tripartite, bipartite and single windows some with stone mullions, varied glazing including 8-pane timber sash and case windows and 4-pane timber sash and case windows with bottom hinged top hoppers. Some windows in house replaced by upvc windows; attic windows with cusped bargeboards.

Porch in SW angle of school with cusped bargeboards and dated clock within arched recess; fleche above.Quatrefoil windows in gables. Pitched slate roof to house and school, cusped and triangular roof vents in school. Stone stacks. Rubble wall and modern railings to boundary.

Statement of Interest

The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows the schoolhouse with rear rectangular-plan school adjoining. After the 1872 Education Act, which made education universal and compulsory, the school was extended with a large T-shaped Board School addition to the N, to cater for the increased school population. The school was gifted to New Scone by Robert Douglas (1859-1929).

David's father founded the Scone Jam Factory, his son Robert moved to America where he discovered fruit pectin and became President of the Certo Corporation. Robert set up a foundation trust for his native town for charitable and educational purposes [Haynes]. The building is now run as a community facility by the Robert Douglas Memorial Trust.

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