Basic Site Details

Name: County Prison, Station Road
Town, district or village: Cupar
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The drawings of 1888 say 'Militia Quarters, Cupar. Drawings showing method of utilising the County Prison as stores for the 4th Brigade , Scottish Division, Royal Artillery'

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Watts, Coal Road Name stated in "Pride, Glen L (1999). The Kingdom of Fife. 2nd Edition"

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518111814Construction 
Item 2 of 51850s  Seven new airing yards
Item 3 of 51888  Proposed conversion to store (drawings dated)
Item 4 of 51892  Conversion into storehouses
Item 5 of 51991 Alteration/conversionConverted into club and restaurant

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 5James Gillespie GrahamArchitect 18111814 
Item 2 of 5George RaeArchitect 1850s 7 new airing yards - unclear whether early refs in Gillespie & Scott list are to Rae or to Hugh Birrell (it is not yet known whether George Smith Birrell, whose practice was taken over by Gillespie, took over his father's practice or that of Rae).
Item 3 of 5Hugh BirrellArchitect, Builder 1850s 7 new airing yards - unclear whether early refs in Gillespie & Scott list are to Rae or to Hugh Birrell (it is not yet known whether George Smith Birrell, whose practice was taken over by Gillespie, took over his father's practice or that of Rae).
Item 4 of 5James Ross GillespieArchitect 1892 Conversion into storehouses
Item 5 of 5Hiddleston, Hynd & FeistArchitect 1991 Conversion

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Watt, William - seed merchantClient for 1892 conversion to storehouses

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 2 of 2Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp111

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect26 August 1892XLVIII Supplement, p 11
Item 2 of 4British Architect26 August 1892XXXVIII p 164
Item 3 of 4Edinburgh Evening Courant17 January 1811   
Item 4 of 4Parliamentary Papers1818vi Report on Scottish Jails, p17 with elevation

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24290 
Item 2 of 3NAS National Archives of ScotlandArchive with prefix letter BB 13/18/1With plan.
Item 3 of 3St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 251, 337