Basic Site Details

Name: Sandeman Public Library
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by George Washington Browne.

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 114-16, Kinnoull StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41895  Competition design - Brown and Watt placed second. Campbell, Douglas & Sellars appointed
Item 2 of 418951898Construction 
Item 3 of 41895 Design exhibitedHeiton design
Item 4 of 41896  Competition design by Leadbetter & Fairley 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 14Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)Architect 1895 Competition design - placed equal second
Item 2 of 14John Duncan MacLeodArchitect 18951898As assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 3 of 14Alexander Barr MorrisonArchitectA18951898Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 14Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18951898Won competition and secured job
Item 5 of 14Campbell Douglas & MorrisonArchitectural practiceA18951898Won competition and secured job
Item 6 of 14David ThomsonArchitectA18951898As apprentice to Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 7 of 14Thomas McMillanArchitectA18951898As assistant with Campbell Douglas & Morrison
Item 8 of 14William Craig BoydArchitectA1895(?)1898As apprentice to Campbell Douglas
Item 9 of 14Alexander BrownArchitectB1895 Competition design - placed equal second
Item 10 of 14Brown & WattArchitectural practiceB1895 Competition design - placed equal second
Item 11 of 14George WattArchitectB1895 Competition design - placed equal second
Item 12 of 14James McLellan FairleyArchitectC1895 Competition design - unplaced
Item 13 of 14Leadbetter & FairleyArchitectural practiceC1895 Competition design - unplaced
Item 14 of 14Thomas Greenshields LeadbetterArchitectC1895 Competition design - unplaced


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1895   p23 (Heiton design)
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp612
Item 3 of 6Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1895, no 1581 (Heiton)
Item 4 of 6Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   698, 724 (Campbell Douglas & Morrison design)
Item 6 of 6RSA1896   460 Leadbetter & Fairley design

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder29 October 1898LXXV  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39334 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Craig Boyd: L v16 no1134; John Duncan MacLeod: L v19 no 1438; Thomas McMillan: L v8 no 460; David Thomson: L v10 no556 (microfilm reel 32)