Basic Site Details

Name: Dollar Academy, Playfair block
Town, district or village: Dollar
City or county: Clackmannanshire
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718181821Build/construction 
Item 2 of 718671868AdditionAddition of assembly hall etc
Item 3 of 71950s Alterations and additions(?)Unspecified work
Item 4 of 719571958Build/constructionN extension to Playfair block
Item 5 of 71961 DamageFire damaged interior
Item 6 of 71964 RepairRepairs and refurbishment from 1964 onwards on main block and masters' houses.
Item 7 of 7Before 1964(?) Restoration 


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 12John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA18671868Additions - including assembly hall
Item 2 of 12Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectK1950s Unspecified work
Item 3 of 12D S R Waugh & Associated ArchitectsArchitectural practiceG19571958N extension to Playfair block
Item 4 of 12David Stark Reid WaughArchitectG19571958N extension to Playfair block
Item 5 of 12Honeyman, Jack & RobertsonArchitectural practiceE1964 Repairs and refurbishment from 1964 onwards on main block and masters' houses.
Item 6 of 12Robert Hill McEachernArchitectE1964 Repairs and refurbishment from 1964 onwards on main block and masters' houses. Job architect.
Item 7 of 12John Crowe McBrideArchitectDBefore 1964(?) Restoration
Item 8 of 12Archibald CrawfordArchitectFBefore 1964(?) Restoration
Item 9 of 12Ian Alexander SinclairArchitectFBefore 1964(?) Restoration
Item 10 of 12John Watson (junior)ArchitectFBefore 1964(?) Restoration
Item 11 of 12Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceFBefore 1964(?) Restoration
Item 12 of 12William MacDonaldArchitectFBefore 1964 Restoration

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 3Dollar Academy, Gibson BuildingMusic Department and Auditorium - attached to NE corner of Playfair Block
Item 2 of 3Dollar Academy, Iona Building 
Item 3 of 3Dollar Academy, Younger Building 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p52
Item 2 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp365-6
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh University LibraryPlans16 
Item 2 of 2NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection Handlist of drawings