Basic Site Details

Name: High School
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge is C Listed.

Cost of 1909 primary section £5,370

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Allan Centre  
Item 2 of 2Skibo CourtYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Priory LaneYes 
Item 2 of 258-73, Skibo CourtYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518831886  
Item 2 of 55 April 1884 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 3 of 55 January 1886 Opened 
Item 4 of 51909  Primary department added
Item 5 of 515 November 1909 Opened 


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 7Mercer & HolmeArchitectural practice 18831886 
Item 2 of 7F & G HolmeArchitectural practiceA18831886School and lodge- with James Mercer
Item 3 of 7Francis Usher HolmeArchitectA18831886School and lodge- with James Mercer
Item 4 of 7George HolmeArchitectA18831886School and lodge- with James Mercer
Item 5 of 7James S A MercerArchitectA18831886School and lodge- with F & G Holme
Item 6 of 7David BarclayArchitectB1909 Primary department added
Item 7 of 7H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1909 Primary department added


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Dunfermline Press & West Fife Advertiser1959Centenary of the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser Dunfermlinep53
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p187
Item 3 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 4 of 5Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp16
Item 5 of 5Reid, Alan and Kirk, William1934Royal Dunfermline 5th ed.p111

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11British Architect6 June 1884XXI p283
Item 2 of 11Builder L p90
Item 3 of 11Builder XCVI p126
Item 4 of 11Builder XLIX pp695, 697-8
Item 5 of 11BuilderLate 1883XLV p774
Item 6 of 11Builder14 November 1885XLIX p697
Item 7 of 11Builder8 December 1885XLIX  
Item 8 of 11Building News L p116
Item 9 of 11Building News1883XLV p906
Item 10 of 11Dunfermline Journal5 April 1884   
Item 11 of 11Dunfermline Journal30 January 1909   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46951Main building
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26027High School Lodge