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ELRIG, 2 MAIN STREET, THE OLD SCHOOL WITH BOUNDARY WALL (Ref:16827)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Mochrum Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 20/07/1972.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 3217 4758.

Description

Later 19th century. Former school and adjoining schoolhouse. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves. 3-bay traditional Wigtown house; single storey school adjoined to S, forming L-plan. Painted rubble.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: HOUSE TO RIGHT: door at centre. Windows in outer bays at ground floor. Windows, in gabled dormerheads, at 1st floor. SCHOOL TO LEFT: window to right. Gable to left; lean-to adjoined, with doors to N and S.

S ELEVATION: 3 regularly spaced classroom windows.

N ELEVATION: gabled and blank.

Timber sash and case windows; 4-pane glazing to house; mainly plate-glass glazing in 2-light windows to school. Red sandstone coped skews. Painted rubble stacks, with red sandstone copes; gablehead to house, ridge to N jamb of school. Mainly small grey slates; modern

roofing to S pitch of school. Red sandstone ridging. Rubble coped rubble walls to E.

Notes

No longer in use as a school. A square-plan "school" is marked on this site on the OS Map of 1848; however, the evidence of the fabric and current plan form suggests that the present building is a replacement on the same site.

References

OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 28 (surveyed 1848). F H Groome (ed) ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND Vol V (1895) P 37. OS Map 1895, Wigtownshire, Sheet XXV14 (surveyed 1894).

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