Basic Site Details

Name: Crawford Priory
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518091810 Additions. Colvin suggests that the building was begun in 1809 and completed by James Gillespie Graham in 1811-13.
Item 2 of 518111813 Recasting of 18th-century block
Item 3 of 5July 1871  Drawings dated - recasting of east font, including porte cochere and large service range at rear
Item 4 of 51920  Alterations and additions, including oak panelling
Item 5 of 5After 1933 Alterations and additionsVarious works on estate


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 6David HamiltonArchitect 18091810Additions. Colvin states that the building was begun by hamilton and completed by James Gillespie Graham.
Item 2 of 6James Gillespie GrahamArchitect 18111813Recasting of 18th-century block
Item 3 of 6William LittleArchitect, Builder 18711872Recasting of east front, including porte cochere and large service range at rear
Item 4 of 6Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 1920 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 6Frank PrideArchitectGAfter 1933 Various works on estate
Item 6 of 6Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceGAfter 1933 Various works on estate


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Cochrane, LordClient for 1920 alterations and additions
Item 2 of 3Crawford, Lady Mary LindsayClient for 1809 work
Item 3 of 3Glasgow, Earl ofClient for 1871 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 8Crawford Priory1828A Description of Crauford Priory   
Item 4 of 8Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p 141 (for both phases of work)
Item 5 of 8Millar, A H1895Fife pictorial and historical Cuparp191-2 (Volume I)
Item 6 of 8NMRS Survey of Private Collections  Crawford Priory drawings
Item 7 of 8Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp 52
Item 8 of 8Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp92

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1871XXIX p 653
Item 2 of 2Building News1871XX p 499

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Glen PrideInformation sent to DMW Sent 2006
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register2567 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index