Basic Site Details

Name: Prestonpans Public Library
Town, district or village: Prestonpans
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Opened by Hew Morrison.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Ayres WyndYes 
Item 2 of 3Station RoadYes 
Item 3 of 3West LoanYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31904  Competition held
Item 2 of 31905  Competition design exhibited by Greig Fairbairn and MacNiven
Item 3 of 3December 1905 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 7James Pearson AlisonArchitect 1904(?) Competition design - won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 7Peter WhitecrossArchitectAc. 1904  
Item 3 of 7Peter Whitecross & SonsArchitectural practice, BuildersAc. 1904  
Item 4 of 7Alfred GreigArchitectA1905 Competition design, not selected
Item 5 of 7George Donaldson MacnivenArchitectA1905 Competition design, not selected
Item 6 of 7Greig, Fairbairn & MacnivenArchitectural practiceA1905 Competition design, not selected
Item 7 of 7Walter FairbairnArchitectA1905 Competition design, not selected


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p400
Item 2 of 2RSA1905   412

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Haddingtonshire Courier19 December 1905   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43951 
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information per Gerry Blaikie via website
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Pearson Alison: F v18 p145 no1346 (microfilm reel 12); George Donaldson Macniven: L v19 no1441