Basic Site Details

Name: Whitehaven Public Library
Town, district or village: Whitehaven
City or county: Cumberland
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Architectural Competition
Assessor:G Washington Browne RSA
1st Premium -Greig Fairbairn and Macniven. 31 York Place, Edinburgh
2nd Premium - W A Mellon City Chambers York
3rd Premium -C E Hutchinson 11 John Street, Bedford Row London

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 217 June 1904 Competition announced 
Item 2 of 219051906Build/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 4Alfred Greig A19051906Won open competition to secure job
Item 2 of 4George Donaldson Macniven A19051906Won open competition to secure job
Item 3 of 4Greig, Fairbairn & Macniven A19051906Won open competition to secure job
Item 4 of 4Walter Fairbairn A19051906Won open competition to secure job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RSA1905   406

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect17 June 1904  p439
Item 2 of 3British Architect24 June 1904  p455
Item 3 of 3British Architect30 September 1904  p239 - results

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Additional information sent August 2009
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Walter Fairbairn: L v17 no1256; Alfred Greig: L v18 no1303; George Donaldson Macniven: L v19 no1441 & F no1588 (microfilm reel 13)