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Chapel Street, Educational Resource Centre, Formerly Chapelside Primary School, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8715 / 55°52'17"N

Longitude: -3.9764 / 3°58'35"W

OS Eastings: 276430

OS Northings: 666020

OS Grid: NS764660

Mapcode National: GBR 00NK.X2

Mapcode Global: WH4QB.WPN7

Entry Name: Chapel Street, Educational Resource Centre, Formerly Chapelside Primary School, Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356150

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20939

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Airdrie

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Airdrie

Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

George Arthur, 1883, N wing addition James Thomson, 1905. Single storey, 11-bay, crowstepped, E-plan Jacobethan school with T-plan addition to rear. Birdcage bellcote to central gabled bay, corbelled corners over rounded arrises. Squared yellow sandstone courses. Deep bull-faced sandstone base course, jettied and billeted continuous projecting wallhead. Single or bipartite, stone mullioned, windows inscribed within relieving segmental arches.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly advanced gabled bay to centre; tripartite window to centre of gable end with small window over, corbelled birdcage bellcote to apex with ball-finialed pyramidal roof. Flanked by smaller gabled entrance porches, stone steps flush to wall, entrance door with small window to side. Symmetrical 3-bay links, regular fenestration. Advanced gabled outer bays, stone mullioned tripartite windows to centre of gable end, regular fenestration to returns.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: regular fenestration. Abutting 1905 addition to centre.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: regular fenestration.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: regular fenestration.

N WING: in similar style to main building; T-plan abutting main building to S. N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-storey, 8-bay. Gabled double bays to centre and outer bays, bipartite windows with cavetto moulded margins. Inscribed panel to central gable head bearing ASB mongram for Airdrie School Board. 2 service doors to lower floor. S (REAR) ELEVATION: gabled, advanced bay to centre abutting main building; advanced gabled bay to centre of left return, gabled dormer breaking eaves to right, Dutch gable breaking eaves to double doorway to left. Lean-to corridor to right return; small gabled entrance porch to right.

Mixture of plate glass and multi-pane sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods, Coped gable stacks and skewputts.

INTERIOR: refitted in 1970s with some painted timber panelling to walls and ceiling in outer wings.

BOUNDARY WALL, GATEPIERS AND GATES: semicircular-arched coping to squared sandstone rubble wall. Various ashlar gatepiers: plinth, chamfered panel to column, segmental arch caps. Plain cast-iron gates and railings.

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