Basic Site Details

Name: Bute Medical Building
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Builder: Thomas Liddel, St Andrews. Cost: 10,000 (1897 estimate) to 14,000 (1899 estimate).

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faculty building  
Item 2 of 2University  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greenside PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618971899Build/construction 
Item 2 of 61897  Date of heating plan
Item 3 of 61905  Proposed botanical tank
Item 4 of 61940  Fencing of building
Item 5 of 6After 1958 ReconstructionReconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 6 of 6Before 1981 Alterations and additions 


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 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practice 18971899 
Item 2 of 16Mackenzie & MoncurArchitectural practice, Engineer 1897 Heating plan
Item 3 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceA18971899(also botanic tank in1899)
Item 4 of 16James Ross GillespieArchitectA18971899(also botanic tank in1899)
Item 5 of 16James ScottArchitectA18971899(also botanic tank in1899)
Item 6 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1905 Proposed botanical tank
Item 7 of 16James Ross GillespieArchitectB1905 Proposed botanical tank
Item 8 of 16James ScottArchitectB1905 Proposed botanical tank
Item 9 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1940 Fencing of building
Item 10 of 16James ScottArchitectC1940 Fencing of building
Item 11 of 16Frank PrideArchitectDAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 12 of 16Glen Lorimer PrideArchitectDAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 13 of 16Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceDAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 14 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceGBefore 1981 Alterations
Item 15 of 16James L Hunter Scott GBefore 1981 Alterations
Item 16 of 16Michael George ScottArchitectGBefore 1981 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University of St Andrews 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Cant, Ronald Gordon1991St Andrews Architects Three decades of historical notes (Revised text), St Andrews 
Item 2 of 4Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)p 51
Item 3 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp124
Item 4 of 4RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1897LXXII p 425
Item 2 of 4Builder1899LXXVI p 175
Item 3 of 4BuilderLate 1914CVII p 88 - obituary of James Ross Gillespie
Item 4 of 4Building News1897LXXII p 700

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 Register40692 
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles 29, 33, 34, 595, 824, 932, 2681