Basic Site Details

Name: Coldside Library
Town, district or village: Hilltown
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Personal information from Frank Thomson. Built with gift of 7,200 from Andrew Carnegie.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Carnegie LibraryYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1150, Strathmartine RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219061909  
Item 2 of 222 October 1908 Opened 


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 3Frank Drummond Thomson A19061909Working for his father
Item 2 of 3James Thomson A19061909With Careless as assistant and with Frank Thomson working for his father
Item 3 of 3William Edward Careless (or Carless) A19091909As assistant to James Thomson


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3British Association1912Handbook and Guide to Dundee and District British Association (Dundee meeting, 1912)p185
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep233
Item 3 of 3McKean, Charles and Whatley, Patricia2008Lost Dundee: Dundee's lost architectural heritage Birlinn, Edinburghp164 - perspective drawing illustrated

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1BuilderEarly 1915CVIII pp585, 589, 395

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25494 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Edward Careless/Carless: L v22 no1781; James Thomson: L v21 no1626 ('Four Carnegie Libraries') & F no1602 (microfilm reel 14)