Basic Site Details

Name: Nethertown Institute (public baths and library)
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Architectural competition in which 54 designs were submitted.
Assessor E Auldjo Jamieson.
James Lindsay received the commission and premiums were awarded to Williamson and Reid of Inverkeithing (20), James D Cairns of Edinburgh (15), and Walgate and Clough, 13 Lamond Street Chelsea (10).

Cost 13,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nethertown Community CentreYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nethertown Broad StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31912  Competition held and result announced
Item 2 of 319141918  
Item 3 of 37 September 1918 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 3Williamson & ReidArchitectural practiceB1912 Unsuccessful entry, awarded 20 premium
Item 2 of 3James Davidson CairnsArchitectC1912 Unsuccessful entry. Awarded 15 premium
Item 3 of 3James LindsayArchitectA19141918Won competition to secure job - was engaged in this at the time of his death, and it was finished posthumously


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline Press & West Fife Advertiser1959Centenary of the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser Dunfermlinep68
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p190
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect LXXXVIII p16
Item 2 of 7Architect and Building News13 September 1918C p6
Item 3 of 7Builder CIII pp12, 153
Item 4 of 7Builder CV pp231, 261
Item 5 of 7Building News CV p312
Item 6 of 7Building News5 July 1912103 p34 competition results
Item 7 of 7Dunfermline Journal7 September 1918   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Dunfermline Burgh OfficeDunfermline Dean of Guild Folder no 1357
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register46923