Basic Site Details

Name: Whitburn Primary School
Town, district or village: Whitburn
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 'new 3-stream primary school'

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 26 February 1953 * ProposedWork to begin in 1954 for school to accommodate 985 junior and infant pupils (see Builder, 2 Feb 1953, p216 for details of this scheme) - school to built in three stages
Item 2 of 222 August 1958 Proposed'Tenders invited for various trades for erection of Whitburn prim. sch. proposed infants' department (phase III). Documents from Quantity Surveyor, J. P. Storrier, FRICS, 31, York-pl., Edinburgh, 1.' per Builder p332

* 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 3Robert Forbes HutchisonArchitectA1952 *1955named as senior partner
Item 2 of 3Walter Alison & HutchisonArchitectural practiceA19521955 
Item 3 of 3Stanley George OwenArchitectA1955 By Walter Alison and Hutchison. S G Owen named as architect in charge

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architectural DesignApril 1955  pp115-117
Item 2 of 3Builder6 February 1953  p256
Item 3 of 3Builder22 August 1958  p332

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 F no4882 (Combined Box 42)