Basic Site Details

Name: Dunfermline Public Park
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: C listing for fountain

Bandstand made by Walter Macfarlane & Co of the Saracen Foundry.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Margaret'e DriveYes 
Item 2 of 2West DriveYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71863  Plan drawn up for park and adjacent feus
Item 2 of 718641865 Layout proposed
Item 3 of 7February 1864  Pamphlet printed asking for public subscription for laying out park
Item 4 of 7April 1864  Paxton asked to design park
Item 5 of 718861887 Donald Drinking Fountain
Item 6 of 723 June 1888 Opened 
Item 7 of 71935  Panel from bandstand exhibited at RSA- for new bandstand?


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 7(Sir) Joseph PaxtonArchitectA18641865Sketch plan for layout
Item 2 of 7George Henry StokesArchitectAc. 1865c. 1866As Paxton's assistant sent finished plan (after Paxton's death)
Item 3 of 7Robert HayArchitectA1866 Plan drawn up for park and adjacent feus. Plan was thought to be by George Smith Birrell and this needs to be checked in archive. The Dundee Courier 1 April 1866 states that Hay had drawn up a plan for the park, Paxton's plan having been laid aside.
Item 4 of 7Robert Macfarlane CameronArchitect 18861887Donald Drinking Fountain
Item 5 of 7John FraserArchitectC1935 New bandstand? Decorative panel exhibited this year
Item 6 of 7John Fraser & SonArchitectural practiceC1935 New bandstand? Decorative panel exhibited this year
Item 7 of 7John Strachan FraserArchitectC1935 New bandstand? Decorative panel exhibited this year


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Dunfermline Press & West Fife Advertiser1959Centenary of the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser Dunfermlinep21
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p191
Item 3 of 4Reid, Alan and Kirk, William1934Royal Dunfermline 5th ed.p112
Item 4 of 4RSA1935   14

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder L p778
Item 2 of 4Building News L p864
Item 3 of 4Dundee Courier11 April 1866  p4
Item 4 of 4Dunfermline Journal30 June 1888   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dunfermline Central LibraryDunfermline Public Park: typescript of information from Town Council Minutes  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register45590 
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 261