Dunoon Primary School

Dunoon Primary School is a school in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is located in a Category B listed building dating from 1901.[1]

Dunoon Primary School
The Dunoon Primary School on Hillfoot Street (geograph 3668128).jpg
The school in 2013
General information
LocationHillfoot Street
Town or cityDunoon, Argyll and Bute
CountryScotland
Coordinates55°56′51″N 4°55′37″W / 55.947366°N 4.926926°W / 55.947366; -4.926926Coordinates: 55°56′51″N 4°55′37″W / 55.947366°N 4.926926°W / 55.947366; -4.926926
Completed1901 (121 years ago) (1901)
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam Fraser
Website
Dunoon Primary School

The site was the original 1641 location of Dunoon Grammar School, now on Ardenslate Road.

The building's architect was Lochgilphead native William Fraser, who was asked to design an extension to an earlier infants' school building (designed in 1880 by Robert Alexander Bryden[2] and which burned down in 1958).[3] 1907 additions were done by Boston, Menzies and Morton.[1] The gymnasium wing was added by Robert Cameron[4] in 1934.[1]

There is evidence of an episcopal seat at Dunoon from the latter part of the 15th century. No remains of the Bishop's Palace now exist, with the site now occupied by the playground of the school.[5]

Janitors HouseEdit

Janitors House is a single-storey attic cottage adjoining the school.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d HILLFOOT STREET, DUNOON PRIMARY SCHOOL AND JANITOR'S HOUSE - Historic Environment Scotland
  2. ^ Robert Alexander Bryden at Dictionary of Scottish Architects
  3. ^ William Fraser at Dictionary of Scottish Architects
  4. ^ Robert Cameron at Dictionary of Scottish Architects
  5. ^ DUNOON CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISAL and CONSERVATION STRATEGY, 2017 - Argyll & Bute Council

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