Basic Site Details

Name: Mills Observatory, Balgay Park
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Balgay ParkYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2c. 1911   
Item 2 of 21935 Reconstruction(?) 

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 6David ThomsonArchitectBc. 1911 Assisted Cappon with the plans for this
Item 2 of 6Thomas Martin CapponArchitectBc. 1911  
Item 3 of 6David McLayArchitectA19321933David McLay given as architect in Gifford. He was nominally in charge as City Engineer but in practice it would have been designed by McLellan Brown
Item 4 of 6Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office/Dundee City Engineer's OfficeArchitectural practiceA1935 With James McLellan Brown as Depute City Architect
Item 5 of 6James McLellan BrownArchitectA1935 As Depute City Architect
Item 6 of 6Robert DronArchitectA1935 As assistant to James McLellan Brown, Depute City Architect

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep256

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48924 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Thomson: L v26 no2117