Basic Site Details

Name: Carnegie District Library, Baldridgeburn
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Douglas Pairman Hall refers to a successful competition design for a 'Library, Dunfermline' on which he worked as an assistant. This is thought to apply to this library, but may concern the Townhill Library (see separate entry). Cost 5,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dunfermline Baldridgeburn Library  

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 1BaldbridgeburnYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31907 Competition design 
Item 2 of 319081909Construction 
Item 3 of 311 April 1908 Advertisement for tenders 


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 9James Cumming WynnesArchitect 1907 Competition design - placed 2nd
Item 2 of 9Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 9James Ross GillespieArchitectC1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 9James ScottArchitectC1907 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 9David BarclayArchitectA1907 or 19081909Awarded commission after competition
Item 6 of 9H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1907 or 19081909Awarded commission after competition
Item 7 of 9John Begg CampbellArchitectA1907 or 19081909As assistant to H & D Barclay
Item 8 of 9Douglas Pairman HallArchitectB?1907 or 1908(?) Competition design, as assistant to H J Blanc - won competition but job was lost to H & D Barclay (this may apply to the Townhill Library, Dunfermline)
Item 9 of 9Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectB?1907 or 1908(?) Believed to have won competition but lost job to H & D Barclay (this may apply to the Townhill Library, Dunfermline)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p50

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 John Begg Campbell: L v23 no1875; Douglas Pairman Hall: L v18 no1312; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516 (microfilm reel 32)