Basic Site Details

Name: Pathhead Board School
Town, district or village: Pathhead, Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost c. 10,000. For 1,050 pupils. Williamson was appointed architect after a local architectural competition in which 11 sets of designs were submitted

Assessor J J Burnet
1st place W Williamson FRIBA Kirkcaldy
2nd place W Williamson FRIBA Kirkcaldy
3rd place William Dow
4th place Archibald Welsh

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pathhead Primary SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Pathhead SchoolYes 

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 3Cairns StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Christie Place  
Item 3 of 3Factory Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219131915  
Item 2 of 21996 Destruction/demolitionBurnt by arsonists and demolished


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 4(Sir) John James BurnetArchitect 1913 Assessor in architectural competition
Item 2 of 4Archibald G WelshArchitect 1913 Awarded fourth place in competition
Item 3 of 4William DowArchitect 1913 Awarded third place in competition
Item 4 of 4William WilliamsonArchitect 19131915Appointed after local competition and executed job


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p299
Item 2 of 4Glen, Duncan2008William Williamson  p15, 60, 61 (ill)
Item 3 of 4Livingstone, P K1955A History of Kirkcaldy 1843-1949 Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Co Ltdp 37
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Builder's Journal23 April 1913XXXVII p443
Item 2 of 4Builder1913CIV p479
Item 3 of 4Building News25 April 1913CIV p590
Item 4 of 4Building News5 February 1915CVIII p 157

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)