Basic Site Details

Name: Dundee High School
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Public Seminaries  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11c. 1831 Competition designs submitted 
Item 2 of 1118321834Build/construction 
Item 3 of 115 August 1833 Plans approvedPlans of gateway and parapet wall of seminary approved
Item 4 of 1118531854AdditionRear wing extended to N - 5 bays on W
Item 5 of 1118531854AdditionRear wing extended to N - on E by 3 bays
Item 6 of 111899  Proposal for observatory dome 9 feet in diameter on school roof - not executed
Item 7 of 119 August 1899  Drawings dated for observatory proposal
Item 8 of 1119511952AdditionDining hall
Item 9 of 118 February 1957 Plans prepared, construction not yet begun'plans in hand for reconstruction' per Builder p252 Interior remodelling. Dates of work 1957-64.
Item 10 of 1125 March 1958 OpenedSir Edward Appleton, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh University opened the laboratories in the new science block, part of three part reconstruction programme at Dundee High School estimated to cost 65,000 per Builder 4 April 1958, p654
Item 11 of 111973 Build/constructionSports Club, Dundee High School. Cost 30,000

People

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 30James Brewster H18291832Competition design - not successful. However asked to draw up specifications for Angus's plan of wall and gateway.
Item 2 of 30David Mackenzie I Ec. 1829 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 30George Angus F18311834Won competition and secured job. Construction supervised by James Paterson. Also designed gateway and parapet wall of seminary.
Item 4 of 30James Paterson G18321834Supervised execution of design by Angus
Item 5 of 30William Gauldie D1899 Proposal for observatory dome 9 feet in diameter on school roof - not executed
Item 6 of 30William Wallace Friskin C19511952Dining Hall
Item 7 of 30Donald (F?) Ross B19571964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 8 of 30Douglas Nairn B19571964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 9 of 30James Douglas Nairn B19571964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 10 of 30James Fraser Anderson B19571964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 11 of 30Thomas Hill Thoms B19571964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 12 of 30Thoms & Wilkie B1957(?)1964Interior remodelling. Per Builder p654
Item 13 of 30James McLellan Brown C8 February 1957 'R. Dron and J. McLellan Brown, Municipal Buildings, City Square' per Builder p252
Item 14 of 30Robert Dron C8 February 1957 'R. Dron and J. McLellan Brown, Municipal Buildings, City Square' per Builder p293
Item 15 of 30(Professor) James Paul A1973 Sports club added
Item 16 of 30Alexander John Smith A1973 Sports club added
Item 17 of 30Alistair Graham Allan A1973 Sports club added
Item 18 of 30Baxter Clark & Paul A1973 Addition. Sports club added
Item 19 of 30David William Baxter (junior) A1973 Sports club added
Item 20 of 30George Cruickshank A1973 Sports club added
Item 21 of 30George Lindsay Bruce A1973 Sports club added
Item 22 of 30H S Webster A1973 Sports club added
Item 23 of 30Ian Geoffrey Plenderleath A1973 Sports club added
Item 24 of 30John Scott Beveridge A1973 Sports club added
Item 25 of 30John Stewart Clark A1973 Sports club added
Item 26 of 30Kenneth William Lochrie A1973 Sports club added
Item 27 of 30Norman Alexander Barr A1973 Sports club added
Item 28 of 30Peter Murchie A1973 Sports club added
Item 29 of 30Robert Reid Black A1973 Sports club added
Item 30 of 30William Mathieson Dugan Emslie A1973 Sports club added

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee High School, gymnasium block 
Item 2 of 2Physics Laboratory, Dundee High School 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep58, 108-9
Item 2 of 4Mackie, C1836Historical description of Dundee  p142
Item 3 of 4McKean, Charles and Walker, David1993Dundee: An Illustrated Architectural GuideRevised EditionEdinburgh: RIASp53
Item 4 of 4RCAHMS1992Dundee on Record RCAHMSp20 Photograph showing view of south facade by Colin McWilliam (1956), and elevation and plan of south facade (1991)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder8 February 1957  p252
Item 2 of 3Builder4 April 1958  'Dundee Laboratories Opened' p654
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser   Reference lost

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Dundee Central Library Local Studies DepartmentPlans & Drawings Collection Ground plan by Brewster.
Item 2 of 6Dundee City ArchivesDundee Town Council Minutes Town Council minutes (including minutes of 5 August 1833 for parapet wall and gateway)
Item 3 of 6Dundee High SchoolDundee High School drawings Observatory proposal (per letter from Sinclair Gauldie, 4 March 1964)
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25177 
Item 5 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection DC 15136
Item 6 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material