Basic Site Details

Name: Housing in old Buckhaven (180 houses)
Town, district or village: Buckhaven
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Won Civic Trust Award and Saltire commendation.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219581971Plans dated 
Item 2 of 2Early 1960s1973Build/constructionPhase 1: c1958-61
Phase 2: c1965-67
Phase 3: c1969-71


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 5Frank SprosonArchitectA19641973 
Item 2 of 5Donald McInnesArchitectA19651973 
Item 3 of 5Andrew Glen WeirArchitect196719671973 
Item 4 of 5(Sir) Harry Anthony Wheeler (or simply Sir Anthony Wheeler)ArchitectAEarly 1960s1973 
Item 5 of 5Wheeler & SprosonArchitectural practiceAEarly 1960s1973 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp141
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p107
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp14
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2NMRSWheeler & Sproson Collection WHS 55/10-17 (photos); WHS 5/1-31
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers (Harry) Anthony Wheeler: F no5841 (combined box 103)