Basic Site Details

Name: Fishermen's Cottages, Dunbar
Town, district or village: Dunbar
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2November 1951  Completed plans and images of the buildings included in the Builder (1951/11/2)
Item 2 of 27 November 1952 *  Plans and photographs of the buildings, with note of 1951 Saltire Society Housing Award

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 4(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectABefore 1951  
Item 2 of 4Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceABefore 1951  
Item 3 of 4John Hardie GloverArchitectABefore 1951 Working for Basil Spence & Partners
Item 4 of 4William Alexander Bruce RobertsonArchitectABefore 1951  


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp159-60
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp380 Gazetteer 2
Item 3 of 3Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p8, p10

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Architect and Building News15 April 1949  p334-7
Item 2 of 5Architects Journal18 September 1952  p339-41
Item 3 of 5Builder2 November 1951  p581-5
Item 4 of 5Builder7 November 1952  p668-671
Item 5 of 5Municipal Journal5 September 1959  p1642-5

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Hardie Glover: F no5473 (combined box 81) - 'Harbour housing, Dunbar'