Now an attractive private house, this was the original Durrus school,founded in 1780 for the local Protestant population. Originally there was a single room for the school, a teacher's house and a small shed for turf. This is the entry for Durrus school in the 1826 Education Inquiry:
Entry for Durris (sic) school:
Teacher James Kingston
£19 beside an acre of Glebe land
Stone and mortar, slated, in good repair.
63 C of I children, 5 RC; 44 males, 24 females.
The children were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, the scriptures and the church catechism to Protestants. By the 1930s, the building was in a very poor state of repair and an outbreak of diphtheria, causing the death of several children, forced its closure. A new school was built down the road at Ahagouna.