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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397239
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49646
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
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.
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.