Basic Site Details

Name: Carnoustie Young Men's Christian Association Building
Town, district or village: Carnoustie
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost: 1,100.

The new buildings of the Young Men's Christian Association at Carnoustie, near Dundee, were opened on Tuesday by Earl Dalhousie. They include a hall on ground-floor and a reading-room over the south end capable of utilisation as a gallery to hall. Accommodation is provided for 400 persons, at a cost, including ante-room and caretaker's house, of 600. Messrs C and L Owen were the architects, and the principal contract, that for masonry, was taken by Messrs A and J Black, Messrs D Buck and Son being the joiners. [Building News 7 October 1881 p479]

Photograph in Dundee Library

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Carnoustie YMCA BuildingYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11881 Opened 


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 6C & L OwerArchitectural practiceA1881  
Item 2 of 6Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectA1881  
Item 3 of 6Leslie OwerArchitectA1881  
Item 4 of 6C & L OwerArchitectural practiceB1889 Further work
Item 5 of 6Charles Ower (junior)ArchitectB1889 Further work
Item 6 of 6Leslie OwerArchitectB1889 Further work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep421

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News7 October 1881  p479
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiser   Date missing

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Leslie Ower: F v10 p51, microfiche 108/A5