Basic Site Details

Name: Baxter Public Park, layout, pavilion and north lodge
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost c.50,000.

Andrew Kidd was the superintendent for this scheme.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Baxter Park  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pavilion  
Item 2 of 2Lodge  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Arbroath Road  
Item 2 of 4Baxter Park Terrace  
Item 3 of 4Bingham Terrace  
Item 4 of 4Pitkerro Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318591863  
Item 2 of 319952006RestorationConservation plan and advice on park and pavilion
Item 3 of 320032004Build/constructionPark Centre


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 7(Sir) Joseph PaxtonArchitectA1859c. 1863Layout. Execution supervised by Frank Richmond.
Item 2 of 7George Henry StokesArchitectA18591863Pavilion and possibly north lodge
Item 3 of 7Andrew KiddArchitectG18611863Responsible for the boundary walls, superintending the whole work including receiving estimates for the construction of the lodge, superintending the construction of the platform and arches erected for the opening. Also assisted Frank Richmond in the decorations of the pavilion and park (with Mr Fairweather).
Item 4 of 7Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorF19952007Conservation plan and advice on park and pavilion
Item 5 of 7James Walter Thorburn Simpson F19952006Conservation plan and advice on park and pavilion
Item 6 of 7Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceF19952006Conservation plan and advice on park and pavilion
Item 7 of 7Dundee Corporation Architectural Dpt (later City of Dundee District Council Architects Dept, Dundee City Council)Architectural practiceG20032004Park Centre


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Chadwick, George F1961The works of Sir Joseph Paxton  p66
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep196-7
Item 3 of 3Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Dundee Advertiser18 September 1862   
Item 2 of 4Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser21 February 1862   
Item 3 of 4Dundee Perth and Cupar Advertiser25 August 1863   
Item 4 of 4Illustrated London News9 September 1863   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24992Pavilion
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24886North Lodge