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Basic Site Details

Name: University of St Andrews, St Mary's College
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Founded 1538. Partly listed A, partly B.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Carnegie LibraryYes 
Item 2 of 5Department of PsychologyYes 
Item 3 of 5Old Library  
Item 4 of 5South Street Library  
Item 5 of 5University of St Andrews Senatus Room  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1516121643Build/construction 
Item 2 of 1517641767Alteration/conversionremodelling
Item 3 of 1518291830Alterations and additionsGateway; two bays to west of Library ('remodelling' according to Colvin)
Item 4 of 1518511859 Repairs to Old Library
Item 5 of 1518891890 Detached south addition to Library (later Department of Psychology) (cost: 8,000)
Item 6 of 151896  Plan taken from OS map
Item 7 of 1518991901 Remodelling of senate room in library
Item 8 of 1519071909 New building to south of Library addition (the new Carnegie Library); also grounds of St Mary's College
Item 9 of 1519261930 Gateway; two bays to west of Library - the new Carnegie Library
Item 10 of 1519281930 Additions to Library extension, and restoration
Item 11 of 1519311938 Repairs and alterations; panelling of College Hall
Item 12 of 151932  Plan of St Mary's College garden
Item 13 of 151940 Alteration/conversionSubdivision of library offices
Item 14 of 1519581959 South extension to library (cost: 85,000)
Item 15 of 151970s  Addition of mansard roof to accommodate Psychology Department

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 36John Gairdner  17641767remodelling
Item 2 of 36Robert ReidArchitect 18291830Gateway; two bays to west of Library ('remodelling' according to Colvin)
Item 3 of 36Robert BalfourArchitect, MasonJ18291830Assisted Robert Reid at St Mary's College
Item 4 of 36H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB18511859Repairs (with Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works)
Item 5 of 36Robert MathesonArchitectB18511859Repairs (Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works)
Item 6 of 36H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceC18891890Detached south addition to Library (later Department of Psychology) (cost: 8,000)
Item 7 of 36Jesse HallArchitectC18891890Architect of detached south addition to Library (later Department of Psychology) - executed by W W Robertson (cost: 8,000)
Item 8 of 36Walter Wood RobertsonArchitectC18891890Executed detached south addition to Library (later Department of Psychology) to designs by Jesse Hall (cost: 8,000)
Item 9 of 36Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceI1896 Plan
Item 10 of 36James Ross GillespieArchitectI1896 Plan
Item 11 of 36James ScottArchitectI1896 Plan
Item 12 of 36(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectD18991901Remodelling of senate room in library
Item 13 of 36Alexander Hunter CrawfordArchitectD18991901Remodelling of senate room in library
Item 14 of 36Anderson Simon & CrawfordArchitectural practiceD18991901Remodelling of senate room in library
Item 15 of 36Frank Lewis Worthington SimonArchitectD18991901Remodelling of senate room in library
Item 16 of 36(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19071909New building to south of Robertson's Library addition; also grounds of St Mary's College
Item 17 of 36(Colonel) Herbert Morgan SmailArchitectE19261930Additions
Item 18 of 36Godfrey Daniel Bower ShepherdArchitectE19261930Additions
Item 19 of 36John Donald MillsArchitectE19261930Additions
Item 20 of 36Mills & ShepherdArchitectural practiceE19261930Additions
Item 21 of 36(Colonel) Herbert Morgan SmailArchitectF19311938Repairs and alterations; panelling of College Hall
Item 22 of 36Godfrey Daniel Bower ShepherdArchitectF19311938Repairs and alterations; panelling of College Hall
Item 23 of 36John Donald MillsArchitectF19311938Repairs and alterations; panelling of College Hall
Item 24 of 36Mills & ShepherdArchitectural practiceF19311938Repairs and alterations; panelling of College Hall
Item 25 of 36Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceJ1932 Plan of St Mary's College garden
Item 26 of 36James ScottArchitectJ1932 Plan of St Mary's College garden
Item 27 of 36Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceL1940 Subdivision of library offices
Item 28 of 36James ScottArchitectL1940 Subdivision of library offices
Item 29 of 36Alexander Ritchie ConlonArchitectG19581959South extension to library (cost: 85,000)
Item 30 of 36Charles William GrayArchitectG19581959South extension to library (cost: 85,000)
Item 31 of 36Reginald Fairlie & PartnersArchitectural practiceG19581959South extension to library (cost: 85,000)
Item 32 of 36Frank PrideArchitectKAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 33 of 36Glen Lorimer PrideArchitectKAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 34 of 36Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceKAfter 1958 Reconstruction from 1958 onwards
Item 35 of 36Glen Lorimer PrideArchitectH1970s Addition of mansard roof to accommodate Psychology Department
Item 36 of 36Walker & PrideArchitectural practiceH1970s Addition of mansard roof to accommodate Psychology Department

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Cant, Ronald Gordon1967St Andrews Architects, II St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1967p12
Item 2 of 12Cant, Ronald Gordon1970The University of St AndrewsSecond Edition pp 67n; 106-7
Item 3 of 12Frew, J (ed.)1984Building for a New Age St Andrews: Crawford Centre for the Arts, University of St Andrews (undated but pub. 1984)p 58
Item 4 of 12Georgian and Early Victorian St Andrews1946Georgian and Early Victorian St Andrews  p 21
Item 5 of 12Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp374-6
Item 6 of 12Grant, David The Office of Works and the Renovation of the Scottish Universities, 1808-89  Details in Appendix O
Item 7 of 12Lidstone, Anna1989J Donald Mills: architect: His St Andrews career University of St Andrews: Unpublished MA dissertationMills & Shepherd work
Item 8 of 12McKinstry, Sam1991Rowand Anderson, the Premier Architect of Scotland Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Presspp156-7
Item 9 of 12Pride, Glen L1990The Kingdom of Fife Edinburgh: Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotlandp124
Item 10 of 12Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp124
Item 11 of 12Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p175
Item 12 of 12St Andrews University Library1948St Andrews University Library: An Illustrated Guide   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect1907LXXVII p 152
Item 2 of 3Architects Journal2 January 1958CXXVII p 21
Item 3 of 3Architectural ReviewNovember 1911XXVIII pp 224-6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40689Listing for 1908 extension (grade B)
Item 2 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40687Listing for original library building (grade A)
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40688Listing for 1889-90 extension (grade B)
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection 1929 restoration
Item 5 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR S/7, LOR S/10, FID 539/12
Item 6 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Hunter Crawford: F v14 p68 no890 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 7 of 7St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 667, 2313, 2683

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