Basic Site Details

Name: Sailor's Walk
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Custom House  
Item 2 of 2Offices of Wheeler & Sproson Nos 445-453

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2443-453, High Street  
Item 2 of 2Malcolm's Wynd  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1935 RestorationPartial restoration
Item 2 of 41950 CompletionCompletion of restoration work
Item 3 of 419541959RepairMajor repairs
Item 4 of 41960 Won award or awardsWheeler & Sproson's Renovations Won Civic Trust Class II Award


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 6Henry Hubbard (or Harry Hubbard)ArchitectAc. 1935 Restoration
Item 2 of 6William WilliamsonArchitectAc. 1935  
Item 3 of 6Williamson & HubbardArchitectural practiceAc. 1935 Restoration
Item 4 of 6(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectB19541959Major repairs
Item 5 of 6Frank SprosonArchitectB19541959Major repairs
Item 6 of 6Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceB19541959Major repairs


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1National Trust for Scotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p286
Item 2 of 3Glen, Duncan2008William Williamson  p89
Item 3 of 3Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder18 August 1961  'Civic Trust Design Awards, 1960 - Results of Competitions in the County Boroughs, The Awards, Scotland' pp304-305
Item 2 of 3Prospect Notes1959  Winter issue. Obituary of Hubbard
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalMay 1960 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1NMRSWheeler & Sproson Collection FID 114/1-2 (Hiubbard & Williamson); D15112-3 (copy of invitation to party to launch new office extension at nos 443-449).