Basic Site Details

Name: Secondary School, Duncanrig
Town, district or village: Westwood, East Kilbride
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: The school comprises a long spine of classroom blocks, with a symmetrical entrance/hall group, around a courtyard, located to its west. Mural in main entrance hall by William Crosbie. (Glendinning, 1997)

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2December 1950 ProposedPlans to be prepared
Item 2 of 2September 1956 Opened 


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 5(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA19501956 
Item 2 of 5Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19501956 
Item 3 of 5Charles Adrian HopeArchitectA19501956As assistant to Basil Spence & Partners
Item 4 of 5Peter Scott FergusonArchitectA1950(?)1956Partner in charge
Item 5 of 5Robert Watt Young DobieArchitectA19521956As apprentice with Basil Spence


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Lanark County Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp96
Item 2 of 2RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architectural DesignJune 1952  p159 with illustrations
Item 2 of 5Builder8 December 1950  p617
Item 3 of 5Builder20 April 1951  p569
Item 4 of 5Builder18 May 1951  p719 [says architect Donald Reay, but a mistake]
Item 5 of 5ProspectAugust 1956  pp8-15

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Robert W Y DobieInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on Dictionary website Sent February 2010
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Scott Ferguson: F no5472 (combined box 80)
Item 3 of 3Sent to DSA by emailInformation from AHRC/RCAHMS Spence project per David W Walker and Clive Fenton Clive Fenton's research notes (sent July 2010): information on Charles Adrian Hope's involvement.