Basic Site Details

Name: Markinch Board School
Town, district or village: Markinch
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 1,075. There seems to be confusion between what acutally was Preston School -see under Prestonhall school.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Markinch Primary SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Preston School  

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11October 1873  Plans for additions and alterations to old school and for new school.
Item 2 of 1111 September 1874  Date of site plan
Item 3 of 11March 1875  Working plans and specifications prepared - presumably for new school
Item 4 of 111887  Additions
Item 5 of 111897  Additions
Item 6 of 111907  Further work
Item 7 of 1119091910 Retiring room for male teachers and cookery room and workshop; fittings in joinery and physics workshops
Item 8 of 111913  Additions and alterations
Item 9 of 111914  Proposed lighting
Item 10 of 1124 May 1929 Journal referenceAdditions - new classrooms art rear
Item 11 of 11June 1948  Old part destroyed by fire

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 22George RaeArchitect 1874 Site plan drawn up
Item 2 of 22James AitkenArchitectA1875 Working plans and specifications prepared - presumably for new school
Item 3 of 22Moffatt & Aitken (or Moffat & Aitken)Architectural practiceA1875 Working plans and specifications prepared - presumably for new school
Item 4 of 22William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)ArchitectA1875 Working plans and specifications prepared - presumably for new school
Item 5 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectB1887 Additions
Item 6 of 22James ScottArchitectB1887 Additions
Item 7 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceC1897 Additions
Item 8 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectC1897 Additions
Item 9 of 22James ScottArchitectC1897 Additions
Item 10 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF1907 Further work
Item 11 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectF1907 Further work
Item 12 of 22James ScottArchitectF1907 Further work
Item 13 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG19091910Retiring room for male teachers and cookery room and workshop; fittings in joinery and physics workshops
Item 14 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectG19091910Retiring room for male teachers and cookery room and workshop; fittings in joinery and physics workshops
Item 15 of 22James ScottArchitectG19091910Retiring room for male teachers and cookery room and workshop; fittings in joinery and physics workshops
Item 16 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceD1913 Additions and alterations
Item 17 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectD1913 Additions and alterations
Item 18 of 22James ScottArchitectD1913 Additions and alterations
Item 19 of 22Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE1914 Proposed lighting
Item 20 of 22James Ross GillespieArchitectE1914 Proposed lighting
Item 21 of 22James ScottArchitectE1914 Proposed lighting
Item 22 of 22George SandilandsArchitect 1929 Additions - new classrooms art rear

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Markinch School Board 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Cunningham, A Markinch  p27
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p319

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)William Lambie Moffatt Cash Book 1859-1881 GD 1/412/1 p51
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive FID 326/1
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 334, 602 (deleted), 950, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1358, 1400, 1539