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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356323
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21086
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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
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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