Basic Site Details

Name: Public Baths
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Corporation Baths  
Item 2 of 2Public Baths and Wash-houses After major extension in first decade of 20th century

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Blackscroft Intended location for David Smith's second set of designs - not executed
Item 2 of 3The Pleasance Intended location for David Smith's original designs - not executed
Item 3 of 3West Protection WallYesLocation of executed baths


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 45 March 1847 Journal referenceAdvertisement for contractors for original building
Item 2 of 4Early 1840s Plans prepared, construction not yet begun 
Item 3 of 41871  Town Council took possession of the building; probably upgraded at this time
Item 4 of 41909  Major extension


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 4Dundee City Architect's Department  1847 William Scott as Town's Architect (after death of David Smith)
Item 2 of 4William Scott  1847 as Town's Architect (after death of David Smith)
Item 3 of 4David Smith  Early 1840s Begun by Smith and built by public subscription, but continued by William Scott after Smith's death
Item 4 of 4James Thomson  1909 Major extension - as Dundee City Architect


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 2 of 2McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghp221

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 April 1909  p421
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiser5 March 1847  Advertisement for contractors

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Thomson: L v21 no1626 & F no1602 (microfilm reel 14)