Basic Site Details

Name: Primary School
Town, district or village: Craigellachie
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Building News 6 December 1901 Page 763 and illustration:
The school board of Aberlour are providing new schools. The central school in Aberlour is an new building finished in 1897 at a cost of about £4ooo and this new school at Craigellachie, just opened, provides for the growing requirements at that end of the parish. The school provides accommodation for about 230 pupils in two large and well-lighted class-rooms, fitted up with the up-to-date desks and other appliances, and divided with a wood and glass screen which can be wholly removed to the side walls. At both ends there are porches, with a range of wash hand basins in each and ample provision for caps and cloaks. There is a teachers’ room of convenient size, with lavatory attached. The playgrounds have in connection a covered play-shed, and the usual conveniences. The exterior of the building is in character with its situation in Craigellachie. The walls are built of native stone with freestone dressings from Newton Quarries and the roofs are covered with green slates and red tile ridges. Messrs Brown and Watts are the architects'

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 1John StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218961901  
Item 2 of 26 December 1901 Opened'just opened'


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 3Alexander Brown A18961901 
Item 2 of 3Brown & Watt A18961901 
Item 3 of 3George Watt A18961901 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Aberlour School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp454, 513

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Banffshire Herald18 June 1896   
Item 2 of 2Building News6 December 1901  p763 and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2355 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBrown and Watt Scrapbook p58
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Watt: L v17 no1224