Basic Site Details

Name: Dalgety Bay New Town
Town, district or village: Dalgety Bay
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: between Aberdour and Inverkeithing on land owned by Lord Doune

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Private Residential Town  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 45 May 1961 Scheme acceptedproposed new town to accommodate 7,000 approved in principle by Fife County Council; 500 acre town will include residences, shopping and business areas, schools, a country club and sailing club per Builder p878
Item 2 of 428 July 1961 ProposedMoray Estates Development Co is seeking partners to co-operate in the planning and building of a private residential town per Builder p186
Item 3 of 4March 1962 Scheme acceptedA company known Copthall Holdings (Dalgety) Developments Ltd was formed to build a new town at dalgety over the next 10 years. Sponsored jointly with Moray states development Co. Ltd.
Item 4 of 424 July 1964 Build/constructionConstruction to begin in nine months, on over 3,000 houses, shopping centre, and and other facilities, on an area of 500+ acres - cost c. 15m


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 8W Russell Orme & Partners F1960s  
Item 2 of 8Copthall Holdings (Dalgety) Developments Ltd  1962  
Item 3 of 8(Professor) James Paul B1962 Development plan. Acting as 'associate planning consultant'.
Item 4 of 8Baxter Clark & Paul B1962 Development plan
Item 5 of 8David William Baxter (junior) B1962 Development plan
Item 6 of 8John Stewart Clark B1962 Development plan
Item 7 of 8Copthall Holdings (Dalgety) Developments Ltd D1964 Developer
Item 8 of 8George Cruickshank Fc. 1964 Working with W Orme & Partners?


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder5 May 1961  p878
Item 2 of 4Builder28 July 1961  p186
Item 3 of 4Builder30 March 1962  p682
Item 4 of 4Builder24 July 1964  p201

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSScottish Survey of Architectural Practices Project MS material  
Item 2 of 2RCAHMSGeorge Cruickshank Collection14078