Basic Site Details

Name: Selkirk UP Church
Town, district or village: Selkirk
City or county: Selkirkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new U.P. church was opened at Selkirk on Thursday week. It has been built from designs furnished by Mr. R Baldie, architect, Glasgow, and is situated in Dovecot-park. The style of architecture is Early Gothic, and there is a spire 130ft. high. Attached there is a hall for Sunday school and other meetings, and several other rooms. Inside, the woodwork of church is of pitch-pine. A gallery is carried round three sides, the pulpit occupying the fourth. The building will cost about 5,000, and will accommodate 870 sitters.[Building News 24 September 1880 p374]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3East UP ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 3Lawson Memorial Church  
Item 3 of 3Selkirk Parish ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218781880Journal reference 
Item 2 of 216 September 1880 Opened 


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 1Robert BaldieArchitect 18781880 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp667
Item 2 of 3Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p443
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p207

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News24 September 1880  p374

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43787