Basic Site Details

Name: Montrose Public Library
Town, district or village: Montrose
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Architectural Competition. Ten sets of designs submitted.
Assessor of competition George Washington Browne

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Montrose Free 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 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319031903 Construction
Item 2 of 36 August 1903 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 3 of 31905  Competition designs exhibited


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 5James Lindsay GrantArchitect 1903 Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 5David SalmondArchitectA1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 5John WatsonArchitectA1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 5Watson & SalmondArchitectural practiceA1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 5Thomas Martin CapponArchitect 1905 Competition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1905 part 1 pp98-99 (Watson & Salmond's designs); p100 (Cappon's competition design)
Item 2 of 5Academy Architecture1905 part 2 pp35,100 Check this - seems more likely to be Part I
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep627
Item 4 of 5Pinnington, Edward1905Montrose Public Library Montrose (NLS shelf mark HP2.82.3397)pp24-29
Item 5 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1905   487

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect10 May 1903  p311
Item 2 of 4British Architect14 August 1903  Page viii - contracts
Item 3 of 4British Architect16 October 1903  Page x - tenders
Item 4 of 4Builder23 May 1903LXXXIV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38051 
Item 2 of 2Montrose LibraryArchive Material about Montrose Library