Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Academy
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shop  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 138-44, Academy StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 517881791Build/constructionOriginal building. (Colvin gives dates as 1790-1792).
Item 2 of 523 January 1863 Journal referenceAlterations and repairs
Item 3 of 57 April 1865 Journal referenceNew classrooms
Item 4 of 510 April 1868 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 5 of 55 February 1895  Additions and alterations for conversion of ground floor of Inverness Academy to shops


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9Alexander LaingArchitectD17901792Supplied designs of Edinburgh Royal High School from which Academy was designed.
Item 2 of 9Alexander RossArchitectB1863 Alterations and repairs
Item 3 of 9Ross & JoassArchitectural practiceB1863 Alterations and repairs
Item 4 of 9William Cumming JoassArchitectB1863 Alterations and repairs
Item 5 of 9Alexander RossArchitectC1865 New classrooms
Item 6 of 9Ross & JoassArchitectural practiceC1865 New classrooms
Item 7 of 9William Cumming JoassArchitectC1865 New classrooms
Item 8 of 9Alexander RossArchitectA1868 Additions
Item 9 of 9Duncan CameronArchitect 1895 Additions and alterations for conversion of ground floor of Inverness Academy to bank, shops etc


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp200
Item 3 of 3RCAHMS Historic Burgh Schools (not yet published)   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Inverness Advertiser23 January 1863   
Item 2 of 5Inverness Advertiser7 April 1865   
Item 3 of 5Inverness Advertiser10 April 1868   
Item 4 of 5Inverness Courier5 February 1895   
Item 5 of 5Inverness Courier16 June 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Jim BrennanInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent July 2010
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35126