Basic Site Details

Name: Merkinch Public School
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Originally accommodated 850 pupils.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Merkinch Burgh School  
Item 2 of 3Merkinch Primary schoolYes 
Item 3 of 3Merkinch SchoolYes 

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 1Telford RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418751877  
Item 2 of 417 December 1895 Journal referenceJanitor's house
Item 3 of 45 March 1897 Journal referenceAdditions
Item 4 of 49 October 1914 Journal referenceHall, latrines, classroom and addition to janitor's house


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 7James Matthews A18751877 
Item 2 of 7John Hinton Gall A18751877As assistant to Matthews & Lawrie
Item 3 of 7Matthews & Lawrie A18751877 
Item 4 of 7William Lawrie A18751877 
Item 5 of 7John Hinton Gall B1895 Janitor's house
Item 6 of 7John Hinton Gall C1897 Additions
Item 7 of 7John Hinton Gall D1914 Hall, latrines, classroom and addition to janitor's house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp195

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Inverness Courier17 December 1895   
Item 2 of 3Inverness Courier5 March 1897   
Item 3 of 3Inverness Courier9 October 1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35363 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hinton Gall: L v17 no1275 & F no2600 (box 8)