NS3878 : Renton Primary School

taken 3 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Renton Primary School
Renton Primary School
The War Memorial is in the right foreground. To its right, but out of shot, is NS3878 : The Smollett Monument; see NS3878 : Renton Primary School for a view in context.

See NS3878 : Renton Primary school for another contributor's earlier picture of the school; click on the end-note title for other pictures.
Renton Primary School

A remnant of an early school stands at the northwestern corner of the grounds: for an earlier generation, that red sandstone building was itself the local high school: at that time, its ground floor was used for Gym and Woodwork, while the upper floor was for Science, History, Domestic Science, Geography, and English.

The school building that opened nearby in 1975 had classrooms for Primary 1 to Primary 3 at the single-storey southern end, those for Primary 4 to Primary 7 at the two-storey northern end, and a gym hall / dining hall in the middle. At that time, the much earlier red sandstone building came to be known colloquially as the Annexe.

Early in 2020, work began on the project of replacing the old school building (note that, in this paragraph, the "old building" refers always to the one that opened in 1975; the much earlier red sandstone "Annexe" was not involved in or affected by this project). The new building would have three stories, and it would be built on the site of the playing field of the old building. When the new building was complete, the old one would be demolished, and its site remodelled to provide a sports pitch and playground for the new building. The overall boundary of the grounds thus remained unchanged, though the positions of the school building and the sports pitch had been swapped around.

The Smollett Monument (a tall column erected in 1774, and still standing in its original position) is on the pavement just outside the eastern boundary of the school grounds, as is a War Memorial that was moved there from opposite Wylie Park Link often locally called Tontine Park. An old drinking fountain Link used to stand outside the school, but it was moved elsewhere.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
School 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3880 7815 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1524N 4:35.0665W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3883 7820
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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