Basic Site Details

Name: Public School
Town, district or village: Burntisland
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: c. 4,825. Builders: J Jackson & Son, Burntisland.

Cost of 1910-11 extension: 2,100-3,000 (sources vary).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Burgh School  
Item 2 of 5Elementary School  
Item 3 of 5Higher Grade School  
Item 4 of 5Old School  
Item 5 of 5Secondary SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Ferguson PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Manse BraeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418741875  
Item 2 of 418981899 Large additions
Item 3 of 419101911 Additions
Item 4 of 41928  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 6James AitkenArchitectA18741875 
Item 2 of 6Moffatt & Aitken (or Moffat & Aitken)Architectural practiceA18741875 
Item 3 of 6William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectA18741875 
Item 4 of 6Robert LittleArchitect 18981899Large additions including janitor's house (probably the latter) - in independent practice
Item 5 of 6William Roger Simpson (or Roger Simpson)Architect 19101911Additions
Item 6 of 6George SandilandsArchitect 1928 Additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p115

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12Architect1874XII p 82
Item 2 of 12British Architect10 September 1876V p 153
Item 3 of 12British Architect22 1876  p 189
Item 4 of 12Builder1898LXXIV p 498
Item 5 of 12Builder1899LXXVII p 229
Item 6 of 12Builder1910XCVIII p 534
Item 7 of 12Builder1911C p 443
Item 8 of 12Builder9 March 1928CXXXIV p 431
Item 9 of 12Building News1875XVIII p 28
Item 10 of 12Building News1875XXXI p 243
Item 11 of 12Building News1899LXXVII p 120
Item 12 of 12Building News1910XCVIII p 793

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22780 
Item 2 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 1/142, p 46
Item 3 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)William Lambie Moffatt Cash Book 1859-1881 GD 1/412/1 p46