Basic Site Details

Name: Old Church
Town, district or village: Dalkeith
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Church of Scotland  
Item 2 of 4East Church  
Item 3 of 4Old Kirk  
Item 4 of 4St Nicholas Collegiate Church Formerly

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 1Old Church, High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4July 18471851 Date of drawings for restoration
Item 2 of 418511855ConstructionRestoration
Item 3 of 41936  Restoration of east end
Item 4 of 41980 Repair 


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 4David BryceArchitect 18511855Restoration, nave and transepts
Item 2 of 4Thomas Aikman SwanArchitect 1936 Restoration of east end
Item 3 of 4Robert James NaismithArchitectA1980 Repairs. Partner in charge.
Item 4 of 4(Sir) Frank Mears & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1980 Repairs


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Buccleuch, Duke ofA Heritor who commissioned Burn and Bryce and paid for the spire
Item 2 of 2Heritors of Dalkeith Parish 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p79
Item 2 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 6Dunnett, W A1950Church of St Nicholas, Dalkeith  vol 8, pp71-72
Item 4 of 6Ferguson, D1951Six Centuries in and around the Church of St Nicholas, Dalkeith   
Item 5 of 6Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Works 
Item 6 of 6McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp152-155

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Builder8 November 1879XXXVII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Bowhill, SelkirkshireDrawings Perspective drawings and scale plans
Item 2 of 7Drumlanrig CastleDrumlanrig Castle Plans  
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24377 
Item 4 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Buccleuch Papers GD 224/1026
Item 5 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors Records Minute Book 1851-1903 HR 12/2, Cash book 1829-60 HR 13/6
Item 6 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 7040-7049, 9692-9696. Colvin gives RHP 7041-4.
Item 7 of 7RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Aikman Swan: F no3673 (box 27)