Basic Site Details

Name: Nicolson Institute
Town, district or village: Stornoway
Island: Lewis
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Probably accommodated Infant and Elementary classes. Demolished except for tower.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nicholson Institute Probably misspelling

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31870(?) Journal referenceProbable date of design/construction
Item 2 of 31935  Additional classroom block
Item 3 of 31975 Destruction/demolitionDemolished except for italianate tower and Sprts Centre replaced it.


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 4Alexander RossArchitect 1870(?) Probable architect
Item 2 of 4Donald Matheson & SonsArchitectural practiceA1935 Additional classroom block
Item 3 of 4Donald Matheson (junior)ArchitectA1935 Additional classroom block
Item 4 of 4Huisdean (or Uisdean) Ian MathesonArchitectA1935 Additional classroom block

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Nicolson Institute, old gymnasium 
Item 2 of 2Secondary School at the Nicolson Institutedesigned to accommodate 750 pupils; building and adjoining playing fields completed in three years at a cost of approx. ₤300,000; consulting structural engineer - F. A. MacDonald & Partners; electrical - Malcolm & Allan; clerk of works - Martin Ewer; builders - A. Hall & Son (Builders), Ltd.; details of subcontractors & suppliers, p1035


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp630

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Inverness Advertiser29 July 1870  'Stornoway, Institution' by Alexander Ross - probably refers to this building as date fits