Basic Site Details

Name: Central School
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1899-1901 alterations and addtions: 3,100. Buildings o0f 1899-1901 situated on same site toward N.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Central Infants' School As referred to in Inverness Courier, 5 December 1899 - presumably the same building

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kenneth StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 54 February 1875 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 522 June 1882 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations
Item 3 of 513 August 1885 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations
Item 4 of 55 December 1899 Journal referenceAdditions and alterations
Item 5 of 51976 Build/constructionNew school building - on Kenneth Street site


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 8Alexander RossArchitectA1875  
Item 2 of 8Alexander RossArchitectB1882 Additions and alterations
Item 3 of 8Alexander RossArchitectC1885 Additions and alterations
Item 4 of 8Alexander RossArchitectD18991901Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 8Donald MacDonaldArchitectD18991901Supervised the alterations and additions as apprentice to Ross & Macbeth
Item 6 of 8Robert John MacbethArchitectD18991901Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 8Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceD18991901Alterations and additions
Item 8 of 8Highland Regional Council Department of Architectural ServicesArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)A1976 New school building - on Kenneth Street site


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp193

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Inverness Courier4 February 1875   
Item 2 of 4Inverness Courier22 June 1882   
Item 3 of 4Inverness Courier13 August 1885   
Item 4 of 4Inverness Courier5 December 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Donald MacDonald: L v22 no1718