Basic Site Details

Name: Queen Victoria Memorial School, Drums of the Kippendavie
Town, district or village: Dunblane
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Assessor R Rowand Anderson.

'A site near Dunblane had been secired and work was to proceed immediately. The school would accommodate 150 boys at a cost of 45,000. Provision was incldued to extend the school if necessary to give accommodation for 300 boys. [British Architect 17 June 1904, p457]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Queen Victoria SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Queen Victoria School for the Souls of Scottish Sailors and Soldiers  

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 58 April 1904 Competition results announced 
Item 2 of 5c. 1905  Competition held
Item 3 of 519061910 Main building
Item 4 of 528 September 1908 OpenedOfficiallly opened by King Edward VII
Item 5 of 5After 1909Before 1911 Swimming bath


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 6Alexander Cameron ToddArchitectA19051906As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 2 of 6John Archibald CampbellArchitectA19051910Appointed through competition
Item 3 of 6David Morton BrownArchitectABefore 19051905As assistant to John Archibald Campbell
Item 4 of 6Archibald MacphersonArchitect 1907(?) Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 6Christie & DavidsonArchitectural practiceBAfter 1909Before 1911Swimming bath
Item 6 of 6George MacCallum DavidsonArchitectBAfter 1909Before 1911Swimming bath

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 3Queen Victoria Memorial School Chapel 
Item 2 of 3Queen Victoria Memorial School, headmaster's house 
Item 3 of 3Queen Victoria Memorial School, infirmary 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1906 Part 2 p63 (Macpherson's design)
Item 2 of 6Academy Architecture1909 part 1 Campbell design
Item 3 of 6Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp443-4
Item 4 of 6Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 5 of 6RSA1906   321 (Macpherson design)
Item 6 of 6Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentpp10-12

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect8 April 1904  pp256-7
Item 2 of 3British Architect17 June 1904  p457
Item 3 of 3Builders Journal16 September 1908   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh Collection GB 0247 MS 32/1-10; 36/1-47, 282/1-2
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3986Main building
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3990Gates
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Morton Brown: L v13 no883; John Archibald Campbell: F v17 p3 no1098 (microfilm reel 12); George MacCallum Davidson: L v17 no1218; Alexander Cameron Todd: L v23 no1820