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Fort William, Auchintore Road, Fort William Primary School

School (19th Century)

Site Name Fort William, Auchintore Road, Fort William Primary School

Classification School (19th Century)

Canmore ID 108574

Site Number NN07SE 15

NGR NN 09839 73529

NGR Description NN 09839 73529 and NN 09798 73486

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Former School with attached schoolmaster's house, Alexander Ross, 1876 and later. Formerly the Senior Secondary School, later an annexe to Fort William Primary School, the big gabled range of classrooms grouped about a tower was originally single storey, with stepped trios of pointed lancets in each of its broad gables. Less attractive heightened to two storeys, it is nonetheless good townscape material in institutional gothic. It won a reprieve from demolition in the 1990s and awaits a new use.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NN07SE 15 09839 73529 and 09798 73486

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: Alexander Ross (I.C. April 27, 1876).

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Desk Based Assessment (9 September 2011)

A desk based assessment of this building was made by RCAHMS Threatened Building Survey following a consent/planning application for alteration works at the site being submitted to the local authority.

It was decided that RCAHMS already holds sufficient record of this site in the national inventory.


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