Basic Site Details

Name: Public School, Broad Street
Town, district or village: Cowdenbeath
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Accommodated 550 pupils. Cost: 4,260.

Cost of 1902 additions to infants' school: c. 2,100.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Board School, Beath  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Broad StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 124 April 1874 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 2 of 1214 February 1876 Opened 
Item 3 of 1223 June 1877 Advertisement for tendersAddition
Item 4 of 1218 June 1881 Advertisement for tendersAddition
Item 5 of 127 July 1883 Advertisement for tendersJanitor's house (architect not known)
Item 6 of 124 June 1887 Advertisement for tendersExtensive additions (architect not known)
Item 7 of 1216 February 1901 Advertisement for tendersAlterations and additions
Item 8 of 121902  Additions to infants' school
Item 9 of 1216 January 1904 Advertisement for tendersLaundry and cookery classrooms
Item 10 of 121929  Almost all of school destroyed by fire
Item 11 of 121930  Reconstruction after fire
Item 12 of 121982 Addition 


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 9Andrew Scobie A18741876 
Item 2 of 9Andrew Scobie B1877 Addition
Item 3 of 9John Whitelaw C1881 Addition
Item 4 of 9John Whitelaw D1901 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 9John Houston  1902 Additions to infants' school
Item 6 of 9Thomas Hyslop Ure  1904 Laundry and cookery classrooms
Item 7 of 9George Sandilands  1930 Reconstruction after fire
Item 8 of 9Fife County Education Architect's Department G1982 Extension
Item 9 of 9Robert Thomson Fyfe G1982 Extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Holman, Robert1941History of Cowdenbeath  p 42

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 11Builder1902LXXXIII p 333
Item 2 of 11Builder3 January 1930CXXXVIII p 42
Item 3 of 11Building News1876XXX p 167
Item 4 of 11Building News1902LXXXIII p 208
Item 5 of 11Dunfermline Journal4 April 1874   
Item 6 of 11Dunfermline Journal23 June 1877   
Item 7 of 11Dunfermline Journal18 June 1881   
Item 8 of 11Dunfermline Journal7 July 1883   
Item 9 of 11Dunfermline Journal4 June 1887   
Item 10 of 11Dunfermline Journal16 February 1901   
Item 11 of 11Dunfermline Journal16 January 1904   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Gavin McConnell May 2012Information sent to Yvonne Hillyard