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TITLE
Raining's Stairs, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_409
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11370
KEYWORDS
schools
Raining's Stairs, Inverness

In 1726 John Raining, a merchant from Norwich, bequeathed £1200 to establish a fund to support charitable schools in the Highlands. The trust was administered by The Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge who built a three-storey school at the end of Ardconnel Street in 1757. Extensions were added in 1840 and 1881 but by 1894 the pupils had been transferred to the nearby High School. The building was demolished in 1976. Raining's Stairs, named to commemorate the benefactor, lead from Ardconnel Street to Castle Street


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Raining's Stairs, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

schools

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

In 1726 John Raining, a merchant from Norwich, bequeathed £1200 to establish a fund to support charitable schools in the Highlands. The trust was administered by The Society for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge who built a three-storey school at the end of Ardconnel Street in 1757. Extensions were added in 1840 and 1881 but by 1894 the pupils had been transferred to the nearby High School. The building was demolished in 1976. Raining's Stairs, named to commemorate the benefactor, lead from Ardconnel Street to Castle Street <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.