Basic Site Details

Name: Rosyth Garden City development
Town, district or village: Rosyth
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Scottish National Housing Company Limited, presented plans at the Dunfermline Dean of Guild Court last week for the erection of another 1,000 dwelling-houses at Rosyth. The town clerk (Mr. John L. Jack) pointed out that the petition represented an expenditure of 400,000, and was probably the largest which had ever been presented to a Dean of Guild Court in Scotland. Subject to certain alterations suggested by the burgh engineer being given effect to, the court passed the plans, together with plans for the formation of fifteen streets.[Building News 18 April 1917 Page 351}

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3King's RoadYes 
Item 2 of 3Park RoadYes 
Item 3 of 3Queensferry RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219151920 Over 1,500 houses
Item 2 of 21922  Shops and houses (15 shops with 8 houses above, and 40 houses)


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 5Alfred Hugh Mottram A19151925Over 1500 houses - as architect for the Scottish National Housing Company
Item 2 of 5Scottish National Housing Company A19151925With A H Mottram as their architect
Item 3 of 5Alfred Greig B1918(?)1919Worked on the scheme while Mottram was in the army
Item 4 of 5Greig & Fairbairn B1918(?)1919(?)Worked on the scheme while Mottram was in the army
Item 5 of 5Walter Fairbairn B1918(?)1919Worked on the scheme while Mottram was in the army


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Scottish National Housing Company 
Item 2 of 2SSHALater name

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 3Housing, King's Road'Ten pairs of four apartment houses'
Item 2 of 3Rosyth Garden City, one hundred and fifty houses 
Item 3 of 3St John and St Columba RC Church 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gleave, Susan1987The Influence of the Garden City Movement in Fife MPhil thesis, University of St Andrews 
Item 2 of 4Pride, Glen L1999The Kingdom of Fife2nd EditionThe Rutland Pressp33
Item 3 of 4Rosenburg, Lou2016Scotland's Homes fit for Heroes: Garden City Influences on the Development of Scottish Working Class Housing, 1900-1939 Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies: The Word Bankpp144-149
Item 4 of 4RSA1919   708-713

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder20 April 1917  p259 Plans passed by Dean of Guild Court
Item 2 of 5BuilderLate 1917CXIII pp 192-193
Item 3 of 5Building News9 August 1916CXI p 136
Item 4 of 5Building News18 April 1917  p351 Plans passed for 1,000 additional houses
Item 5 of 5Building News30 April 1919  p264 Drawings showing housing executed at Rosyth by A H Mottram and Greig and Fairbairn exhbited at Royal Scottish Academy

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 6 drawinngs and 21 watercolours for 1916 work and 21 drawings for 1921 work
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alfred Hugh Mottram: F no3534 (box 25)