Basic Site Details

Name: Guildhall
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Sheriff CourtYes 
Item 2 of 2Shire Hotel  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Sheriff Courthouse  
Item 2 of 2Hotel  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 179, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618071811Build/constructionOriginal Guildhall
Item 2 of 618161817 Converted into hotel
Item 3 of 61846  Plans prepared for conversion to sheriff court
Item 4 of 618491850 Conversion executed
Item 5 of 622 August 1908 Advertisement for tendersInternal alterations
Item 6 of 66 October 1961 Proposeddevelopment plan for site which includes demolition of the court buildings submitted by Caledonia Cinemas Ltd per Builder p653


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 5Archibald & James Elliot A18071811 
Item 2 of 5Archibald Elliot A18071811 
Item 3 of 5James Elliot A18071811 
Item 4 of 5William Clarke  18461850Conversion into Sheriff Court
Item 5 of 5Thomas Hyslop Ure  1908 Internal alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder6 October 1961  p653
Item 2 of 2Dunfermline Journal22 August 1908   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)'B' records (including Burntisland Harbour, Dunfermline sheriff court) B 20/13/19, pp354-5, 357-8
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Signed plans formerly in the possession of James Shearer seen by Professor D Walker.