Basic Site Details

Name: The Gyles housing
Town, district or village: Pittenweem
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Adjacent to harbour.

Cost of 1960s restoration: 17,000 (funded by National Trust).

Wheeler & Sproson restoration won Civic Trust Award.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Housing  
Item 2 of 2Tenement  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11-3, The Gyles (or Giles)  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119621964RestorationRestoration and new buildings

People

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 3(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectA1962 Restoration and new buildings
Item 2 of 3Frank SprosonArchitectA1962 Restoration and new buildings
Item 3 of 3Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceA1962 Restoration and new buildings

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Trust, TheClient for 1960s restoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p351
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p601
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp14, p114
Item 4 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp157

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder4 September 1964  p515

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers (Harry) Anthony Wheeler: F no5841 (combined box 103)