Basic Site Details

Name: Dumfries Academy
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition judged by Sydney Mitchell.

Cost of extension worked on by John Alexander Black: 10,000.

Cost of extensions and new buildings by Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie: 12,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Academy Street  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51896  Competition design
Item 2 of 51897  Block at South West built (original building)
Item 3 of 56 June 1907(?) Plans datedLodge and additions and alterations to existing buildings (following competition?).
Item 4 of 51936  NE addition
Item 5 of 51983 AdditionGames Hall

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 12Conner & MitchellArchitectural practiceA1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 2 of 12Henry MitchellArchitectA1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 12William Tait ConnerArchitectA1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 4 of 12James Anderson WilliamsonArchitectA?1896 Competition design - in private practice
Item 5 of 12John Alexander BlackArchitectA?1896(?) Prepared drawings for winning competition design for extensions - possibly under J A Williamson?
Item 6 of 12Frank James Chambers CarruthersArchitect 1897 Block at South West built (original building)
Item 7 of 12Crombie & Mackenzie Gc. 1907 Lodge and other addtions
Item 8 of 12James Clark MackenzieArchitectGc. 1907 Additions and lodge
Item 9 of 12Wilfrid Fitzalan CrombieArchitectGc. 1907(?) (New school?) and additions and alterations to existing buildings (following competition) including lodge
Item 10 of 12John Ramsay HillArchitect 1936 NE addition - as County Architect
Item 11 of 12Dumfries County Council Architect and Master of Works DepartmentArchitectural practiceA1936 NE addition - with John R Hill as County Architect.
Item 12 of 12Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council Property ServicesArchitectural Department (New Towns etc)H1983 Games Hall

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p264
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1897   317
Item 3 of 3RSA1896   463 (Williamson competition design)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jan-June p137
Item 2 of 3Building News25 January 1893   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser   Check date

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dumfries & Galloway ArchivesCollectionsMP135/5Plans of Academy Lodge
Item 2 of 4Dumfries BurghDumfries Dean of Guild 1 October 1935, ref MP 118/1603-7 and 1894-8
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26077 
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank James Chambers Carruthers: F v17 p85 no1139 (microfilm reel 12); John Alexander Black: L v10 no 561 (microfilm reel 32); Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie: L v23 no1893