Basic Site Details

Name: County Buildings
Town, district or village: Cupar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 1924-5 extension was built on the site of the Tontine Tavern and Hotel.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town Hall  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3St Catherine StreetYesMain buildings
Item 2 of 3Station Road Extension
Item 3 of 3Waterend Road 1947 extension

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101810  Original (west) section designed
Item 2 of 10c. 18121817 Original (west) section constructed
Item 3 of 1018351836 Enlargement by remodelling of adjacent building (now centre section)
Item 4 of 101872  Further enlargement of centre section
Item 5 of 1018921893 Further enlargement of centre section
Item 6 of 101907 Competition designExtension to east - not carried out at this time
Item 7 of 101912  New floor and enlargement of orchestra gallery
Item 8 of 1019241925 Extension to east carried out
Item 9 of 101947 ProposedExtension into Station Road (following competition)
Item 10 of 10March 1950 Build/constructionA start to be made on extensions to County Offices, first section will provide 19,500 square feet and cost 40,000. The estimated whole cost is 232,221

People

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 13James Gillespie GrahamArchitect 1810 Original (west) section designed
Item 2 of 13Robert HutchisonArchitect, Builder c. 18121817Built, following Gillespie Graham's designs
Item 3 of 13William BurnArchitect 18351836Enlargement by remodelling of adjacent building (now centre section)
Item 4 of 13Patrick Hill ThomsArchitectB19071925Extension to east - won 1907 competition to secure job; work executed 1924-5
Item 5 of 13Thoms & WilkieArchitectural practiceB19071925Extension to east - won 1907 competition to secure job; work executed 1924-5
Item 6 of 13William Fleming WilkieArchitectB19071925Extension to east - won 1907 competition to secure job; work executed 1924-5
Item 7 of 13George Washington BrowneArchitectC1907 Competition design for extension to east - not successful
Item 8 of 13John More Dick PeddieArchitectC1907 Competition design for extension to east - not successful
Item 9 of 13Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceC1907 Competition design for extension to east - not successful
Item 10 of 13Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceD1912 New floor and enlargement of orchestra gallery
Item 11 of 13James Ross GillespieArchitectD1912 New floor and enlargement of orchestra gallery
Item 12 of 13James ScottArchitectD1912 New floor and enlargement of orchestra gallery
Item 13 of 13John NeedhamArchitect 1947After 1950Extension into Station Road - won competition to secure job, a start made to the extensions in March 1950

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p165
Item 3 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp107

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architects Journal29 May 1947CV pp 459-61
Item 2 of 6Builder16 May 1947CLXXII pp 470-2
Item 3 of 6Builder3 March 1950  p309
Item 4 of 6Builder31 March 1950  p438
Item 5 of 6Building News15 February 1924CXXVI p 196
Item 6 of 6RIBA Transactions1870  p125-128. List of works by Burn, compiled by T L Donaldson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24161Centre section
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24160West section
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24162East section
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/7/1
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 6 of 6St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1406