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Falls of Truim, Old Schoolhouse Including Garden Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Laggan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0043 / 57°0'15"N

Longitude: -4.1748 / 4°10'29"W

OS Eastings: 268009

OS Northings: 792453

OS Grid: NN680924

Mapcode National: GBR JB26.DDW

Mapcode Global: WH4JT.V66R

Entry Name: Falls of Truim, Old Schoolhouse Including Garden Walls

Listing Date: 10 February 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397239

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49646

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Laggan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

1874 school (i.e. post-1872 Education Act) plus integral schoolhouse; now converted to one house. Unusually, the design is cottage-like on its main (SE) front, single-storeyed and symmetrical (centre porch, 3-light outer windows; end stacks); upper level windows in gable heads. Porch gave access to house (rooms to left; upper room(s) lit by 2 gablehead lights; a rear wall-head gable also contains one window); schoolroom (occupying right-hand ? i.e. north -part of building) accessed from near-full-width lean-to on gable, 3-light window above (topped by ventilator roundel) and to rear. upvc windows. Rubble-built with ashlar detailing (currently heavily-pointed in cement), rear wall harled; slate roof with deep eaves. Enclosed by rubble-built playground (now, garden) walls.

Statement of Interest

Education became universal and compulsory under the 1872 Education Act which led to the erection of many new schools. This is an example of one such country school with integral teacher's accommodation. Although of a cottage appearance, the northern (school hall) end has more windows and a ventilator which hints of a use other than accommodation. The school and school house remain little altered externally inspite of the replacement of original timber windows by modern upvc windows.

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