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Tomison's Academy

A Category B Listed Building in East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray, Orkney Islands

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.7548 / 58°45'17"N

Longitude: -2.9645 / 2°57'52"W

OS Eastings: 344294

OS Northings: 985638

OS Grid: ND442856

Mapcode National: GBR M51L.GQ1

Mapcode Global: WH7D9.F6LV

Entry Name: Tomison's Academy

Listing Date: 9 December 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352856

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18726

Building Class: Cultural

Location: South Ronaldsay

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: East Mainland, South Ronaldsay and Burray

Parish: South Ronaldsay

Traditional County: Orkney

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Description

1851. Tall single-storey, 3 piended roof school room
pavilions in T-plan arrangment, 2-window fronts except
at flanks to re-entrant angles, 1-window with lower porches
in angles; harrow angular coursers, ashlar quoins the width
of two coursers, ashlar plinth and porches, fenestration
mullion and transom crosses with small lying-panes;
slated roofs, that of central pavilion straddled by
group of 3 ashlar chimney stacks, battered with neo Greek
capital - cornices, outer stacks square-plan centre stack
oblong with columnar chimney cans in 1-3-1 arrangement
giving effective silhouette.

Statement of Interest

Founded under the will of William Tomison (1739-1829) of

the Hudson's Bay Company.

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