Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Arch, Dundee Docks
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: 300 competition entries in total; one further unidentified scheme in University of Dundee archives.

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51849  Competition
Item 2 of 51 June 1849 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 518501852Construction 
Item 4 of 51850 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 51963 Destruction/demolitionDemolished in 1963 to make way for the Tay Road Bridge.


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 4Charles FowlerArchitect 1849 Competition design - placed second
Item 2 of 4John Dick PeddieArchitect 1849 Competition design - unplaced
Item 3 of 4John Thomas RocheadArchitect 18491852Won competition to secure job
Item 4 of 4James Bell  1850 Competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1850, no 1207
Item 2 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 5Maxwell Guide to Dundee  p83
Item 4 of 5McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghpp 104-6
Item 5 of 5RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSView of Victoria Royal Arch (1963) p45

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1849VII pp130, 154, 237, 260 & 281
Item 2 of 3Builder1852X pp33 & 87
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser1 June 1849   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Dundee UniversityDundee University Archives Unidentified scheme
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1850/39/1 (Elevation)