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Murroes, Murroes Primary School, Including Play Sheds, Detached Classroom and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Murroes, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5161 / 56°30'57"N

Longitude: -2.9048 / 2°54'17"W

OS Eastings: 344418

OS Northings: 736371

OS Grid: NO444363

Mapcode National: GBR VM.DF6X

Mapcode Global: WH7R5.BHZ1

Entry Name: Murroes, Murroes Primary School, Including Play Sheds, Detached Classroom and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 10 December 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353252

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19015

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Murroes

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Parish: Murroes

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

Mr Salmond, Dundee, 1875-6. Single storey, rectangular-plan, 5-bay school, extended slightly later in similar style to form 10-bay, near-symmetrical school, later bays to E and W. Rubble construction, stugged and margined ashlar dressings, slate roof; rendered and lined later bays. Single bi- and tripartite windows with chamfered cills, 12-lying-pane top-hopper glazing, some with casements below. Decorative bargeboards, exposed tiles and posts at gables with decorative cast-iron finials.

S ELEVATION: original 5 bays to centre; symmetrical, slightly advanced gable to centre with tripartite window, single and bipartite windows to left and right. Addition to left; slightly advanced gable to centre with tripartite windows, boarded door with fanlight to right, single window to left. Slightly lower and recessed entrance porches to far left and right, each with boarded door and astragalled fanlight. Later, slightly lower and recessed bays to outer left and right, each with 2 windows; window to left return gable.

E GABLE: 2 windows, bipartite to flat-roofed bay to right.

N ELEVATION: original building to left, gabled entrance porch to centre with boarded door, 2 windows to left, window to right, later heating chamber advanced to far right; addition to right, door to centre,

2 windows to left and right.

INTERIOR: not seen.

DETACHED CLASSROOM AND PLAYSHEDS: single storey detached classroom to N, snecked rubble, piended slate roof; door to centre flanked by bipartite windows, ridge ventilator. Playshed to W, snecked and random rubble, piended slate roof; door, 2 windows, 3-bay play area with flagstone paving and 2 cast-iron columns. Playshed to E, 3-bay play area, 2 and 2 cast-iron columns. Playshed to E, 3-bay play area, 2 steel columns. N wall of these buildings form N boundary wall.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble boundary wall to N, and partly to S, E and W.

Statement of Interest

The school is prominently situated at a crossroads opposite the war memorial at the centre of the parish, and is an example of an early school board building, opened 12 June 1876. The architect mentioned in the School Board Minutes is either David Salmond of Isles Lane, or

J and F Salmond of 6 High Street, Dundee.

There is an earlier 20th century detached classroom in the south west corner of the playground, L-plan with porch in re-entrant, stone effect block on brick base, with metal windows and slate roof.

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