Basic Site Details

Name: Elgin Academy
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Moray College of Further EducationYes 
Item 2 of 2Moray Technical College From 1969

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 1Moray StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718851886  
Item 2 of 71902  Additions
Item 3 of 7After 1911Before 1927 Additions
Item 4 of 71 May 1959 Scheme accepted'Moray and Nairn EC approved school building programme over next five years. This includes...extensions to Elgin and Nairn academies.' per Builder p832
Item 5 of 724 February 1961 Scheme accepted273,000 plan for the demolition of the main part of the academy and its replacement by a new two-storey block has been approved by the Moray and Nairn Education Committee per Builder p384
Item 6 of 719691970Alterations and additionsNew Technical College built in grounds of old Academy
Item 7 of 72002 AdditionLearning Centre addition

People

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 16A & W ReidArchitectural practiceA18851886 
Item 2 of 16Alexander ReidArchitectA18851886 
Item 3 of 16William ReidArchitectA18851886 
Item 4 of 16A & W Reid & WittetArchitectural practiceB1902 Additions
Item 5 of 16John WittetArchitectB1902 Additions
Item 6 of 16William Charles ReidArchitectB1902 Additions
Item 7 of 16John WittetArchitectCAfter 1911Before 1927Additions
Item 8 of 16Alison & Hutchison & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy.
Item 9 of 16Douglas Hislop HerdArchitectD19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy
Item 10 of 16George Gilroy GrahamArchitectD19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy.
Item 11 of 16Harry Horace Macdonald D19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy
Item 12 of 16Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectD19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy
Item 13 of 16George R M Kennedy & PartnersArchitectural practiceE19691970New Technical College built in grounds of old Academy. N.B. Some sources attribute this to Kennedy & Partners, perhaps because they took the job over at the time the practice was set up?
Item 14 of 16George Raphael Michael KennedyArchitectE19691970 
Item 15 of 16LDN Architects G2002 Learning centre addition
Item 16 of 16Thomas ('Tom') DuffArchitectG2002 Learning Centre addition

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Moray & Nairn CCClient for new technical college

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Mackintosh, H B1914Elgin past and present Elginp149
Item 2 of 4McKean, Charles1987The district of Moray: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp33
Item 3 of 4RIBA1972RIBA Directory 1972   
Item 4 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp590-1

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 May 1959  p832
Item 2 of 2Builder24 February 1961  p384

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection DAWP3077 (1885)
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Wittet: L v26, no 2160 & F no 2490 (box 7)