Basic Site Details

Name: Dumfries Academy
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition judged by Sydney Mitchell.

Cost of extension worked on by John Alexander Black: 10,000.

Cost of extensions and new buildings by Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie: 12,000.

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 1Academy Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51896  Competition design
Item 2 of 51897  Block at South West built (original building)
Item 3 of 56 June 1907(?) Plans datedLodge and additions and alterations to existing buildings (following competition?).
Item 4 of 51936  NE addition
Item 5 of 51983 AdditionGames Hall


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 12Conner & Mitchell A1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 2 of 12Henry Mitchell A1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 12William Tait Conner A1896 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 4 of 12James Anderson Williamson A?1896 Competition design - in private practice
Item 5 of 12John Alexander Black A?1896(?) Prepared drawings for winning competition design for extensions - possibly under J A Williamson?
Item 6 of 12Francis (Frank) James Chambers Carruthers  1897 Block at South West built (original building)
Item 7 of 12Crombie & Mackenzie Gc. 1907 Lodge and other addtions
Item 8 of 12James Clark Mackenzie Gc. 1907 Additions and lodge
Item 9 of 12Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie Gc. 1907(?) (New school?) and additions and alterations to existing buildings (following competition) including lodge
Item 10 of 12John Ramsay Hill  1936 NE addition - as County Architect
Item 11 of 12Dumfries County Council Architect and Master of Works Department A1936 NE addition - with John R Hill as County Architect.
Item 12 of 12Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council Property Services H1983 Games Hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p264
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1897   317
Item 3 of 3RSA1896   463 (Williamson competition design)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jan-June p137
Item 2 of 3Building News25 January 1893   
Item 3 of 3Dundee Advertiser   Check date

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dumfries & Galloway ArchivesCollectionsMP135/5Plans of Academy Lodge
Item 2 of 4Dumfries BurghDumfries Dean of Guild 1 October 1935, ref MP 118/1603-7 and 1894-8
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26077 
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank James Chambers Carruthers: F v17 p85 no1139 (microfilm reel 12); John Alexander Black: L v10 no 561 (microfilm reel 32); Wilfrid Fitzalan Crombie: L v23 no1893