Basic Site Details

Name: Council houses
Town, district or village: Dunbar
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Earlier portion of street (nos 1-9) also perhaps by Spence (no architect given in 'Buildings of Scotland')

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 110, 12-30, Victoria StreetYesPossibly 1-9 as well


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21933  Reduction of larger scheme for the harbour area
Item 2 of 219531954 Reduced scheme implemented


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 9(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA1933 Design of original scheme
Item 2 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectA1933 Design of original scheme
Item 3 of 9Kininmonth & SpenceArchitectural practiceA1933 Design of original scheme
Item 4 of 9(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectB19531954Implemented reduced scheme
Item 5 of 9Andrew RentonArchitectB19531954Implemented reduced scheme
Item 6 of 9Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceB19531954Implemented reduced scheme
Item 7 of 9Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectB19531954Worked on the implementation of the reduced scheme as apprentice with Basil Spence & Partners
Item 8 of 9William Leslie RoworthArchitectB19531954Worked on the implementation of the reduced scheme as chief draughtsman with Basil Spence & Partners
Item 9 of 9John Hardie GloverArchitectB19541953Worked on the implementation of the reduced scheme while in the office of Basil Spence & Partners


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Burgh of Dunbar 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Edwards, Brian1995Basil Spence 1907-1976   
Item 2 of 2McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p189

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1934Jan-June p25

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24862 
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Dunbar Burgh Council Minutes B18.13.19
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81) - 'Harbour housing, Dunbar'
Item 5 of 5Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Sent September 2007 and July 2010 (including information on Bill Roworth's involvement)