Basic Site Details

Name: Methil Harbour and Docks
Town, district or village: Methil
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: According to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Yearbook 1942-1943, Pirie (and therefore the firm of Blyth & Westland) was involved in the construction of all three docks at Methil, the first commenced in 1883 and the last finished in 1917.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41837 Advertisement for tendersFor restoration
Item 2 of 418861887 Dock No 1
Item 3 of 420 May 1887 Journal referenceDock No 1 opened
Item 4 of 419071913  Dock no 3


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 7James LeslieEngineer 18381839Restoration
Item 2 of 7Gibson & HopewellEngineer 18861887Dock no 1
Item 3 of 7James Simpson PirieEngineerA19031907Dock no 3
Item 4 of 7Benjamin Hall Blyth IIArchitect, EngineerA19071913Dock no 3
Item 5 of 7Benjamin Hall Blyth IIIArchitect, EngineerA19071913Dock no 3
Item 6 of 7Blyth & WestlandArchitectural practiceA19071913Dock no 3
Item 7 of 7David Monro WestlandEngineerA19071913Dock no 3


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p107

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect6 March 1908LXXIX Supplement p13
Item 2 of 7Architect and Builder's Journal4 December 1912XXXVI p607
Item 3 of 7Architectural ReviewMarch 1908XXIII pXVI
Item 4 of 7Builder1908XCIV p253
Item 5 of 7Building News CIV p107
Item 6 of 7Building News LII p795
Item 7 of 7North British Advertiser XI no569