Basic Site Details

Name: Anstruther Easter new public school
Town, district or village: Anstruther Easter
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 3,000. 400 pupils.

Builder 14 September 1901 Page 237:
'A new school has been erected by the Austruther School Board at the west end of Melville Terrace. The school was designed by Messrs Williamson and Inglis, architects, Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh and provides accommodation for 320 pupils. The classrooms are planned so that, by means of sliding screens, a large room is provided. The building has two entrances and a corridor 10 feet wide running from end to end. From it the five classrooms enter, three being used by senior pupils and two by infants. The cost has been upwards of 3,300.'

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Waid Academy AnnexeYes 

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 2Crail Road  
Item 2 of 2Melville Terrace Address given in Builder 14 September 1901 reference


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31901  Competition held
Item 2 of 31913  Drainage and ventilation
Item 3 of 31955 Addition 


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 10Alexander Lorne CampbellArchitectA1901 Competition design - not successful
Item 2 of 10J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell (or Scott & Campbell)Architectural practiceA1901 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 10John Nichol ScottArchitectA1901 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 10John Alexander Russel InglisArchitectB1901 Won competition to secure job
Item 5 of 10William WilliamsonArchitectB1901 Won competition to secure job
Item 6 of 10Williamson & InglisArchitectural practiceB1901 Won competition to secure job
Item 7 of 10Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1913 Drainage and ventilation
Item 8 of 10James Ross GillespieArchitectC1913 Drainage and ventilation
Item 9 of 10James ScottArchitectC1913 Drainage and ventilation
Item 10 of 10Fife County Architect's DepartmentArchitectA1955 2-storey addition


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1School Board of Anstruther 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1901 part 1 pp87, 88 (Williamson & Inglis design)
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p70
Item 3 of 4RSA1901   634 (Scott & Lorne Campbell) and 629 (Williamson & Inglis)
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914   Williamson & Inglis

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder14 September 1901  p237
Item 2 of 3Building News LXXIX p131, 354
Item 3 of 3Building News LXXX p327

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52344 
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Williamson: F v16 p29 no1031 (microfilm reel 11)
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1521