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SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, ANDERSON'S INSTITUTION AND GATEPIERS (THE ELGIN INSTITUTION FOR SUPPORT OF OLD AGE AND EDUCATION OF YOUTH (Ref:30895)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Elgin Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 221 627.

Description

Archibald Simpson, 1830-33. Greek Revival. Large 2-storey H-plan main range with school to S. Polished ashlar to front (N) facade, finely tooled ashlar to flanks, polished ashlar dressings. 14-bay main elevation, the outer 3 bays being advanced and pedimented. Centre Ionic portico, distyle in antis with frieze, cornice, and block pediment supporting sculptured figures. Set back behind pediment circular domed cupola on square plinth, with 8 Corinthian pilasters between louvred openings. West elevation: 7 bays, and 2nd and 6th bays being advanced with hexastyle Roman Doric portico between. Lying-pane glazing. Corniced stacks; shallow piended slate roof. INTERIOR: domed and pilastered entrance hall with coffered ceiling; plain staircase. Pair single monolith panelled gatepiers; square copes with egg and dart frieze. Cast-iron railings. Coursed rubble garden walls with dressed copes.

Notes

Founded by Lieutenant General Anderson (1746-1824) as school for young and home for old. Sculpture over portico depicts Gen Anderson giving food to old and learning to youth. Inscription above portico reads "Elgin Institution for Support of Old Age and Education of Youth". For School, now East End School, see Institution Road. Former Item 22 (1981 Revised List).

References

H B Mackintosh, ELGIN PAST AND PRESENT (1914) p.125-126. INVERNESS JOURNAL, Jan 15, 1830. Further information by courtesy of The Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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