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TITLE
Knockbain School
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_052
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
366
KEYWORDS
pre-fabricated
timber frame
kit buildings
migration of school children
churches
schools village halls
Knockbain School

Looking towards the front of Knockbain School at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. Moved from Knockbain by Kirkhill, Inverness in 1998, this pre-fabricated, timber framed building was opened as a feature at the museum in 2000. These buildings were sold in kit form and were shipped flat all over the Empire. Many were used for public buildings such as churches, schools, village halls and colonial administration centres. This particular school was built as an addition to the original stone-built school and teacher's house when extra accommodation was needed for an influx of new pupils from the poverty stricken central belt in the 1920s.

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Knockbain School

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

pre-fabricated; timber frame; kit buildings; migration of school children; churches; schools village halls

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

Looking towards the front of Knockbain School at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. Moved from Knockbain by Kirkhill, Inverness in 1998, this pre-fabricated, timber framed building was opened as a feature at the museum in 2000. These buildings were sold in kit form and were shipped flat all over the Empire. Many were used for public buildings such as churches, schools, village halls and colonial administration centres. This particular school was built as an addition to the original stone-built school and teacher's house when extra accommodation was needed for an influx of new pupils from the poverty stricken central belt in the 1920s.