Basic Site Details

Name: Cowdenbeath Co-operative Society premises, High Street
Town, district or village: Cowdenbeath
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: It is unclear which phases of work apply to which building (ie whether the Birrell alterations were made to the earlier premises or to the new ones of 1891-2).

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 720 May 1876 Advertisement for tendersExtension - architect not known
Item 2 of 73 February 1877 Advertisement for tendersBaking premises - architect not known
Item 3 of 720 June 1885 Advertisement for tendersAlterations and additions - architect not known
Item 4 of 718911892ConstructionNew premises
Item 5 of 731 January 1891 Advertisement for tendersNew premises
Item 6 of 721 April 1906 Advertisement for tendersAlterations and additions: workrooms, saloons, new shopfronts etc.
Item 7 of 71910  Alterations and additions


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 3Andrew Scobie  18911892New premises
Item 2 of 3William Birrell B1906 Alterations and additions: workrooms, saloons, new shopfronts etc.
Item 3 of 3William Birrell C1910 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Cowdenbeath Co-operative Society 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Holman, Robert1941History of Cowdenbeath  p 28

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Builder1910XCVIII p 443
Item 2 of 8Building News1 April 1910XCVIII p 464
Item 3 of 8Dunfermline Journal20 May 1876   
Item 4 of 8Dunfermline Journal3 February 1877   
Item 5 of 8Dunfermline Journal20 June 1885   
Item 6 of 8Dunfermline Journal31 January 1891   
Item 7 of 8Dunfermline Journal21 April 1906   
Item 8 of 8Dunfermline Journal26 March 1910