Basic Site Details

Name: Public Baths and gymnasium
Town, district or village: Alloa
City or county: Clackmannanshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The Alloa Public Baths and Gymnasium, which have been erected by Mr. John Thomson Paton for the benefit of the community, were formally opened on Friday by Mr J B Balfour, MP QC. [Building News 6 May 1898 p658]

Cost 40,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Spiers CentreYes 
Item 2 of 2Thompson Paton Public Baths As listed on T Stewart Purdie's LRIBA paper

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Primrose PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Primrose StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218951899  
Item 2 of 212 April 1898 Opened 


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 5(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA18951899 
Item 2 of 5Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceA18951899 
Item 3 of 5John Archibald CampbellArchitectA18951899 
Item 4 of 5Thomas Stewart PurdieArchitectA18951899As assistant to John James Burnet
Item 5 of 5George Ronald BryceArchitectA18961899As apprentice to John James Burnet


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1John Thomson PatonBaths erected at his expense


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p55 and 63
Item 2 of 3Gordon, Ian and Inglis, Simon2009Great Lengths: the Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Great Britain English Heritagep90
Item 3 of 3RSA1897   500

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect16 May 1902   
Item 2 of 2Building News6 May 1898  p658 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21009 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Ronald Bryce: L v16 no1151; Thomas Stewart Purdie: L v25 no2068