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OFF MONTAGUE ROW INVERNESS HIGH SCHOOL (Ref:35314)

This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category B building and was listed on 17/04/1986.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 660 449.

Description

Reid and Forbes, Architects, 1931. Modern movement school,

long symmetrical 2-storey, main block with rear classroom

extensions in similar style. Reinforced concrete, frame

building with central 7-bay entrance section, wide 4-bay

classroom ranges with taller terminal pylon entrance bays,

additional bays now projecting from side elevation. Main

entrance in splayed recess at centre pilaster strips and

elaborate diamond detailed doors, flanked by small windows

in banded wall surface balcony, with scalloped cill over

centre, pie-crust to outer sections at 1st floor breaking

forward at centre to form porch below; cornice band and

stepped parapet over 1st floor with central plinth for flag

staff. Long, horizontal windows to classrooms with

metal-framed rectangular glazing pattern; cill bands and

banded parapet. Entrance blocks with pilaster strips to

doorways, double leaf diamond detailed door, scrolled iron

work in fanlight and on balcony above. Similar scrolls in

stone on stepped moulded crowning plinth.

Notes

References

Information by courtesy Charles McKean

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