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TITLE
Raining's Stairs, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_409_RR
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert Reid
SOURCE
Robert Reid
ASSET ID
11371
KEYWORDS
schools
streets
buildings
architecture
streets
buildings
architecture
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

2000s

schools; streets; buildings; architecture; streets; buildings; architecture

Robert Reid

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.