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Basic Site Details

Name: University of St Andrews, St Salvator's College
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Notes: See separate entry for the Chapel of St Salvator, on the south side of the College site.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1University of St Andrews, United CollegeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7c. 1450c. 1460 Original buildings
Item 2 of 71683 RepairAdvice on repairs given by James Smith
Item 3 of 724 June 1747  Union of St Salvator's and St Leonard's Colleges sanctioned by Parliament
Item 4 of 717541757 Old north range demolished and new north range built to designs by John Douglas
Item 5 of 718281831Build/constructionOld east range demolished and new east range built; also unexecuted designs for new north range
Item 6 of 718441849AdditionEarlier north range demolished and new north range built. Colvin states that the buildings by Reid were completed to a 'simplified design'.
Item 7 of 719041906 East range extended

People

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 16James SmithArchitect, EngineerK1683 Advice on repairs
Item 2 of 16John DouglasArchitectA17541757Arcaded building on north side - later demolished by Nixon.
Item 3 of 16Robert ReidArchitect 18281831East range built; also unexecuted designs for new north range
Item 4 of 16H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB18441849New north range and alterations to east range - with Nixon as Architect for Scotland
Item 5 of 16Jesse HallArchitectB18441848New north range and alterations to east range - as clerk of works to William Nixon
Item 6 of 16William NixonArchitectB18441848New north range and alterations to east range - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works. Colvin states that the buildings by Reid were completed to a 'simplified design'.
Item 7 of 16H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceC18461848Boundary walls
Item 8 of 16Jesse HallArchitectC18461848Boundary walls - as clerk of works to William Nixon
Item 9 of 16William NixonArchitectC18461848Boundary walls
Item 10 of 16Robert MathesonArchitectB18481849Completion of Nixon's scheme for north range - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 11 of 16Robert MathesonArchitectC18481848Completion of Nixon's boundary walls after his death - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 12 of 16Andrew David HaxtonArchitectE19041906Southern extension of east range - as chief assistant to Gillespie & Scott
Item 13 of 16Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE19041906Southern extension of east range
Item 14 of 16James Ross GillespieArchitectE19041906Southern extension of east range
Item 15 of 16James ScottArchitectE19041906Southern extension of east range
Item 16 of 16William WalkerArchitectE19041906Southern extension of east range - as assistant to Gillespie & Scott

Clients

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

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 3College Buildings 
Item 2 of 3University of St Andrews, Chapel of St SalvatorPulpit by R R Anderson removed and taken to ***CHECK*** (ask John Frew).

Check whether George Paterson involved with this or St Leonard's.
Item 3 of 3University of St Andrews, physics, mathematics and chemistry development plan and computingCost 2,250,000

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Cant, Ronald Gordon1950The College of St Salvator Edinburgh & London: Oliver and Boyd 
Item 2 of 8Cant, Ronald Gordon1967St Andrews Architects, II St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1967pp12, 15
Item 3 of 8Cant, Ronald Gordon1970The University of St AndrewsSecond Edition p 133
Item 4 of 8Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 5 of 8Frew, 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 6 of 8Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp377-8
Item 7 of 8Grater, AbigailN.D.The United College: architectural dev't of the Unit'd Coll' of St Salvator & St Leonard, Univ of St Andrews, 1747-1931 St Andrews: University of St Andrews (privately published, c.2001) 
Item 8 of 8Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp122

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1861XIX p 468
Item 2 of 3Building News1863X p 129
Item 3 of 3Proceedings of the Soc. of Antiquaries of Scotland1919liv Edition of 1919-1920, p237

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40772 
Item 2 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSGillespie & Scott List no 486
Item 3 of 7Public Record OfficePublic Record Office Plans Contract - transferred from MOPB & W in 1965
Item 4 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Walker: L v26 no2132
Item 5 of 7St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive  
Item 6 of 7St Andrews University LibraryPlans Collection  
Item 7 of 7St Andrews University LibraryUniversity of St Andrews Court Minutes  

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