Basic Site Details

Name: Addiewell Board School
Town, district or village: Addiewell
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 4,500.

OPENING NEW SCHOOL AT ADDIEWELL. A handsome new senior public school was opened by West Calder School Board at Addiewell last evening. Mr John Fyfe, managing director of Messrs Young's oil company, performed the opening ceremony in presence of a large gathering of the inhabitants. Mr William Dalziel, member of the Board, presented Mr Fyfe with a gold key as a memento of the occasion. The school is estimated to cost 2000, and has accommodation for 260 scholars. It has all the latest improvements in school furniture. The erection of the school was rendered necessary by burning the burning of the hall at Addiewell some years ago. Mr Jas Fairley, Edinburgh, is the architect.
Edinburgh Evening News 23rd October 1897

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 21896   
Item 2 of 21911 Design 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 3David SharpeArchitectA18941896As apprentice to James Graham Fairley
Item 2 of 3James Graham FairleyArchitectA18941896 
Item 3 of 3Robert Matthew MitchellArchitectA1896 As assistant to James Graham Fairley


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1894   p74
Item 2 of 3Academy Architecture1911 Part 1 p44-45 Check part no
Item 3 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p75

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News23 October 1897   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Craig StathamInformation sent via Contacts page on DSA website Sent September 2015
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Matthew Mitchell: L v19 no1466; David Sharpe: L v25 no2091