Basic Site Details

Name: Police Buildings
Town, district or village: Kirkcaldy
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by Robert Rowand Anderson, but job was given to Williamson & Inglis on the advice of Colonel McHardy of the Prison Commission instead of to the first-premiated firm of Scott & Lorne Campbell.

Cost c. 19,600. (Eventual cost given as 27,000)

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Brycedale AvenueYes 
Item 2 of 2St Brycedale RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31900  Competition held
Item 2 of 3April 1901 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 3May 1901 Contract offered 


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 7Alexander Cullen  1900 Competition design - placed second
Item 2 of 7Alexander Lorne Campbell A1900 Placed first in competition but job given to Williamson & Inglis
Item 3 of 7J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell (or Scott & Campbell) A1900 Placed first in competition but job given to Williamson & Inglis
Item 4 of 7John Nichol Scott A1900 Placed first in competition but job given to Williamson & Inglis
Item 5 of 7John Alexander Russel Inglis B1900 Placed third in competition but got the job
Item 6 of 7William Williamson B1900 Placed third in competition but got the job
Item 7 of 7Williamson & Inglis B1900 Placed third in competition but got the job


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Glen, Duncan2008William Williamson  p15, 42 (ill)
Item 2 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 5Livingstone, P K1955A History of Kirkcaldy 1843-1949 Kirkcaldy: The Allen Lithographic Co Ltd 
Item 4 of 5RSA1901   798 (or possibly in 1900)
Item 5 of 5Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Architect1900LXIV p 20
Item 2 of 11Architect29 March 1901LXV Supplement, p 9
Item 3 of 11British Architect5 April 1901  pvii - contracts
Item 4 of 11British Architect17 May 1901  px - tenders
Item 5 of 11Builder1900LXXIX p 41
Item 6 of 11BuilderLate 1900LXXIX p11
Item 7 of 11Builder1901LXXX p 502
Item 8 of 11Builder18 May 1901  p501 - tenders
Item 9 of 11Builder24 October 1952  p588 - obituary of Williamson
Item 10 of 11Building News17 May 1901  pxiv - tenders
Item 11 of 11Fife Free Press27 January 1900   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register44447 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWilliamson & Inglis album  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Williamson: F v16 p29 no1031 (microfilm reel 11)