Basic Site Details

Name: Technical Higher Grade and Primary School
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost of main part 10,000-12,000. Cost of extension c.11,000

An extension is to be made to the Lauder Technical School and a site has been obtained with this object in New Row. The building will provide accommodation for the teaching of linen weaving, mining and engineering. [Builder 14 August 1909 p192]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Lauder Technical College  
Item 2 of 3Lauder Technical School  
Item 3 of 3Priory Lane Induction CentreYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2New RowYes 
Item 2 of 2Priory LaneYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61898  Proposed
Item 2 of 69 April 1898 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 3 of 61899 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 610 October 1899 Opened 
Item 5 of 619071910 Extension in New Row
Item 6 of 61950s or 1960s(?) Alterations and additions 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitectA1899 As assistant to H & D Barclay
Item 2 of 7David BarclayArchitectA1899  
Item 3 of 7H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1899  
Item 4 of 7David BarclayArchitectB19071910Extension in New Row
Item 5 of 7H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB19071910Extension in New Row
Item 6 of 7Fife County Education Architect's DepartmentArchitectC1950s or 1960s Additions and alterations- with J E G Halford as project architect
Item 7 of 7John Ernest Gordon HalfordArchitectC1950s or 1960s Additions and alterations - as project architect with Fife County Education Architects Department

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Technical School Primary Department 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1899 part 1 p96
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p189 For addition of 1907-1910
Item 3 of 3RSA1899    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Architect13 October 1899  Supplement, p17
Item 2 of 10Builder LXVII p365
Item 3 of 10Builder LXXIV p261
Item 4 of 10Builder XCII p790
Item 5 of 10Builder XCIII p621
Item 6 of 10Builder14 August 1909XCVII p192
Item 7 of 10Building News LXXVI p368
Item 8 of 10Building News XCII p840
Item 9 of 10Dunfermline Journal9 April 1898   
Item 10 of 10Dunfermline Journal5 October 1907   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Gavin McConnell May 2012Information sent to Yvonne Hillyard  
Item 2 of 4Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild Building Control Register
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46950 
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Colin Sinclair: L v1 no54 (microfilm reel 29)