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Former Crosshill Annexe, Colinhill Road, Strathaven

A Category C Listed Building in Avondale and Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.6746 / 55°40'28"N

Longitude: -4.0723 / 4°4'20"W

OS Eastings: 269776

OS Northings: 644296

OS Grid: NS697442

Mapcode National: GBR 3Z.HKDW

Mapcode Global: WH4R8.FM1L

Plus Code: 9C7QMWFH+V3

Entry Name: Former Crosshill Annexe, Colinhill Road, Strathaven

Listing Name: Strathaven, Colinhill Road, Former Crosshill Annexe

Listing Date: 7 July 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392521

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45578

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avondale

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse

Parish: Avondale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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1850; east wing and bellcote added 1875. Single storey, 7-bay asymmetrical U-plan former school with 2 advanced gabled ends with flat-roofed hall addition between; bracketed and gabletted bellcote to right gable. Painted render with painted sandstone dressings. Base course; eaves course to central hall; plain margins to openings; blind windows; keystoned oculus to gableheads; strip quoins.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central 3-bay hall addition: deep-set, 2-leaf, part-glazed timber doors in slightly recessed bay to centre; 2 small windows flanking to right. Window in each bay to right and left flanking. 2 windows to each gabled bay to outer right and left; blind oculus above; bellcote to right hand gablehead.

Boarded windows, (formerly steel-framed, small-paned with side-opening casements). Grey slate roof; felt roof covering to hall addition; ashlar skews; ovolo-moulded skewputts; corniced ashlar ridge stack; cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not fully seen, 1998; simple interior with most classrooms retaining their original timber doors; timber dado; timber floors.

Statement of Interest

Built in 1850, Crosshill School originally consisted of 2 classrooms with a connecting corridor; this arrangement now forms the west wing of the building. In 1853 a Schoolmaster?s house was built adjacent to the school and in 1875 the east wing and bellcote were added; a central hall was also constructed between the wings. In 1904 the school moved to Strathaven Academy and Crosshill School became a cookery and science annexe. The Miner?s WelfareCentre held meetings here during the 1930s and in 1947 the building was used as a primary school, feeding Strathaven Academy. The striking double gabled elevation to the street, keystoned oculi and tall bellcote are of particular interest.

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