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Basic Site Details

Name: Carnegie Public Baths and gymnasium
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 46,758

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 142, Pilmuir StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 719011905 Design to completion
Item 2 of 721 December 1901 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 3 of 71902  Competiton designs published
Item 4 of 718 July 1902 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 731 March 1905 Opened 
Item 6 of 716 September 196028 September 1960Contract offeredfor repairs to and re-tiling of Carnegie Central Baths per Builder p550
Item 7 of 719791984ReconstructionReconstruction and extension


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 17Alan Keith RobertsonArchitectA19011905(?)As assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 2 of 17Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectA19011905Awarded commission after abortive competition
Item 3 of 17James Davidson CairnsArchitectA19011905As assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 4 of 17John Manuel (junior)ArchitectA19011904As assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 5 of 17Alfred GreigArchitectB1902 First premiated competition design published; but Blanc was awarded the commission
Item 6 of 17Andrew MuirheadArchitectB1902 First premiated competition design published; but Blanc was awarded the commission
Item 7 of 17George Mackie WatsonArchitectC1902 Unsuccessful competition design published - design in conjunction with T Hyslop Ure
Item 8 of 17Thomas Hyslop UreArchitectC1902 Unsuccessful competition design published - design in conjunction with George Mackie Watson
Item 9 of 17Douglas Pairman HallArchitectA19031905As assistant to Hippolyte Jean Blanc
Item 10 of 17Alan John DuncanArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 11 of 17Alfred Domenic MalocoArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 12 of 17Angus Lamont Mackinnon MacDonaldArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 13 of 17Daniel Andrew CarmichaelArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 14 of 17Douglas Victor HamiltonArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 15 of 17Duncan Fraser D19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 16 of 17Iain Alexander Gauld RennieArchitectD19791984Reconstruction and extension
Item 17 of 17James Parr & Partners D19791984Reconstruction and extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dumfermline Carnegie Trust 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1902 part 1 pp74-6: competition designs by Greig & Muirhead, H J Blanc and T H Ure & G M Watson
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p188
Item 3 of 6Gordon, Ian and Inglis, Simon2009Great Lengths: the Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Great Britain English Heritagep132-137
Item 4 of 6RSA1901   755 (Blanc)
Item 5 of 6RSA1902   564 (Ure and Watson design)
Item 6 of 6Shifrin, Malcolm2015Victorian Turkish Baths Historic Englandpp128-129 Historic illustration

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 14Architect7 December 1912LXVI Supplement pp19-21
Item 2 of 14Architectural ReviewMay 1905XVII, no 102 pX
Item 3 of 14Builder LXXXII p297
Item 4 of 14Builder LXXXIX p134
Item 5 of 14Builder LXXXVIII pp386-7
Item 6 of 14Builder12 January 1901  p44 (Competition)
Item 7 of 14Builder20 April 1901  p391 - competition results
Item 8 of 14Builder16 September 1960  p550
Item 9 of 14Building News LXXVII pp78, 480
Item 10 of 14Building News LXXXIII p134
Item 11 of 14Building News LXXXIV p121
Item 12 of 14Building News LXXXVIII p456
Item 13 of 14Building News12 April 1901  p501 - competition results
Item 14 of 14Dunfermline Journal21 December 1901   

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 Plans Folder no1279
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26039 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson Cairns: L v16 no1166; Douglas Pairman Hall: L v18 no1312; John Manuel: L v25 no2022; Alan Keith Robertson: L v23 no1809


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