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Latitude: 57.6686 / 57°40'7"N
Longitude: -2.5253 / 2°31'30"W
OS Eastings: 368764
OS Northings: 864425
OS Grid: NJ687644
Mapcode National: GBR N83G.CVG
Mapcode Global: WH8LW.5JR0
Entry Name: 19 Clunie Street, Former Free School
Listing Date: 22 June 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357421
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21975
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banff and District
Traditional County: Banffshire
Dated 1805. 2-storey, 3-bay house with advanced centre bay forming T-plan. Harled, painted tooled ashlar margins. Entrance in E return gable of advance wing, lit at N (Clunie Street elevation) by centre ground and 1st floor windows with late 19th century coloured margined glazing; ball-finialled apex bellcote crowns advanced gabled bay. Modern plate glass glazing; margined end stacks; slate roof. Low coped front wall with re-set datestone.
An early pre-1872 Education Act town school surviving largely externally intact. Datestone in front wall separating house from pavement is inscribed 'FREE SCHOOL Endowed by Alexander Pirie, 1805'. The school was established in 1804 with a bequest of £1,200, 'for free education of boys, to number of 80, in reading, writing, arithmetic, navigation, and the Latin language, with church music, with £40 per annum of salary, a free-house and garden'.
Formerly listed as No 15 Clunie Street. Address and list description updated 2008.