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5, 7, 9 High Street ("old Academy")

A Category A Listed Building in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9868 / 54°59'12"N

Longitude: -3.2648 / 3°15'53"W

OS Eastings: 319161

OS Northings: 566537

OS Grid: NY191665

Mapcode National: GBR 5BMS.Z4

Mapcode Global: WH6Y6.TXHD

Entry Name: 5, 7, 9 High Street ("old Academy")

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356323

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21086

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Annan

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Annan

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Mid 18th century with some alterations. Large classical
3-storey 5-bay town house, with basement; alterations late in
19th century, mainly enlarging of ground and 1st floor
openings. Rubble-built with ashlar dressings and rusticated
quoins. Main central doorway approached by steps with iron
handrails, and probably altered early 19th century, with
architrave and consoled pediment; recessed panelled door with
fanlight; 2nd door (altered from a window) to right (?
earlier 19th century) also approached by steps. Base course;
sash windows with 12-pane glazing pattern; eaves/lintel band;
cornice; scrolled skewputts; straight skews; single
ashlar-built end stack (thin brick-built E stack replaces
original); slate roof. 3-bay rear elevation with central
stair windows, lean-to at W.
Recessed low 2-storey W wing (No 5/7) not original, but
similarly detailed.

Statement of Interest

Purchased by the burgh council in the 1790s and became the

burgh academy; Edward Irving and Thomas Carlyle were pupils

here; converted to a dwelling house by James Little,

solicitor, one time Provost of Annan.

Upgraded B to A 12.7.88.

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