Basic Site Details

Name: Commercial School
Town, district or village: Dunfermline
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Cost c.5,000. 700 pupils

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Walmer DriveYesOff East Port Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 818771879  
Item 2 of 810 November 1877 Advertisement for tenders 
Item 3 of 81879 Opened 
Item 4 of 8August 1879  Almost completed
Item 5 of 830 October 1891  Fire
Item 6 of 81892  Reconstruction after fire
Item 7 of 81 May 1893 OpenedReopened
Item 8 of 81903  Further additions


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 4Andrew Scobie  18771879 
Item 2 of 4David Barclay A1892 Reconstruction after fire
Item 3 of 4H & D Barclay A1892 Reconstruction after fire
Item 4 of 4William Birrell  1903 Additions with Birrell as mason


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Dunfermline Press & West Fife Advertiser1959Centenary of the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser Dunfermlinep29, 35

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Architect XVIII p276
Item 2 of 6Architect XXII p124
Item 3 of 6Architect31 August 1904LII p13 Supplement
Item 4 of 6Dunfermline Journal10 November 1877   
Item 5 of 6Dunfermline Journal6 May 1893   
Item 6 of 6Dunfermline Journal17 October 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Sent via websiteInformation from Kevin Cox Information sent September 2007