Basic Site Details

Name: Polkemmet Colliery, pithead baths
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119341938  


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 4Frederick George FrizzellArchitectA1934 Assisted Dempster who was Chief Architect for the Northern Division, Miners' Welfare Commission
Item 2 of 4Hugh SmithArchitectA19341938As chief assistant and latterly deputy chief architect for the Miners' Welfare Committee
Item 3 of 4John Austin DempsterArchitectA19341938As senior architect to the Miners' Welfare Committee
Item 4 of 4Donald Denoon JackArchitectA1938 As senior assistant to Dempster (he took over from Dempster as senior architect in this year)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Miners' Welfare Committee 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Allison, Georgina1994The Miners Welfare Commission and Pithead Baths in Scotland Twentieth Century Society journal, Summer 1, Industrial Architecture, pp 55-64Appendices A & B

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Building News1937Jan-Jun p279
Item 2 of 2BuilderEarly 1938CLIV pp388-389

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hugh Smith: F no4623 (combined box 25)