Basic Site Details

Name: Bowmore School
Town, district or village: Bowmore
Island: Islay
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost of additions and alterations c.1930: c.11,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Bowmore Higher Grade School c.1930
Item 2 of 2Bowmore Secondary SchoolYesAfter 1964

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 1Flora StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41876 * Construction(?)Original building designed by William Railton
Item 2 of 41929(?)c. 1932(?)  
Item 3 of 41964  Incorporated into Bowmore Secondary School by Argyll County Council
Item 4 of 419851986 New hipped-roofed games hall added by Strathclyde Regional Council architects

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 6William Atkinson RailtonArchitect 1876 Dates not known
Item 2 of 6Argyll County Education AuthorityArchitectural practiceB1929(?)c. 1932(?)Additions and alterations
Item 3 of 6Robert CameronArchitectB1929(?)c. 1932(?)Additions and alterations
Item 4 of 6William Higgins HenryArchitectB1929(?) Additions and alterations - as assistant, probably in Argyll County Education Department, under Robert Cameron
Item 5 of 6Argyll County Council Architects Department G1964 Incorporated into Bowmore Secondary School
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde Regional Council Department of Architecture and Related ServicesArchitectH19851986Games Hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p533

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 William Higgins Henry: L no4176 (box 21)