Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, 15A-15D Victoria Street and 8 Writer's Court
Town, district or village: Dunbar
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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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 215A, 15B, 15C, 15D, Victoria Street  
Item 2 of 28, Writer's Court  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119481951Build/construction 


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 8(Sir) Basil Urwin SpenceArchitectA19481951Partner in charge
Item 2 of 8Andrew RentonArchitectA19481951Designer
Item 3 of 8Basil Spence & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19481951 
Item 4 of 8James BeveridgeArchitectA19481951Worked in team
Item 5 of 8Sara Elizabeth McCosh A19481951Worked in team
Item 6 of 8William Alexander Bruce RobertsonArchitectA19481951Partner in charge
Item 7 of 8William Leslie RoworthArchitectA19481951Worked in team
Item 8 of 8John Hardie GloverArchitectAS19481951Job architect

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Planning scheme for redevelopment of seafront, including fishermen's cottages 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Edwards, Brian1995Basil Spence 1907-1976  p39
Item 2 of 2Long, Philip and Thomas, Jane (eds)2007Basil Spence, architect  pp41, 89, 90

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News15 April 1959  p334-337 'Fishermen's houses'
Item 2 of 4Architectural ReviewDecember 1952  p396 'Housing at Dunbar, Scotland'.
Item 3 of 4Builder7 November 1951   
Item 4 of 4DOCOMOMOMarch 200736 p88

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51778 
Item 2 of 5Location to be checkedDunbar Dean of Guild drawings Minute Book 15 January 1949, NAS b/18/19/1
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Dunbar Burgh Council Minutes NAS B18/13/22, B18/13/26, B18/13/29-33. Housing Development in the Harbour Area, NAS B18/20/11-12, 22-23
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSpence Glover & Ferguson Collection Canmore ID 138342, 156620
Item 5 of 5NMRSBasil Spence Archive Canmore ID 138342