Basic Site Details

Name: Knockbain Free West Church
Town, district or village: Bogallan
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Parish: Knockbain
Grid ref:
Notes: EE style. Seated for 500 people. Cost 1800.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bogallan Free Church  
Item 2 of 3Knockbain Parish Church Name at least in the 1990s.
Item 3 of 3Knockbain West  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 426 April 1884 Contracts advertisedEstimates called for from builders for rebuilding Knockbain Free Church. Plans and specifications can be seen at the offices of John Rhind.
Item 2 of 4May 1885 Plans prepared, construction not yet begunNew church to be erected for the S & W of the parish
Item 3 of 418881889  
Item 4 of 46 March 1889 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 1John RhindArchitect 18881889John Rhind provided plans for REBUILDING the old Free Church. However a new church was built eventually. Was John Rhind still the architect?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Ewing, W Annals of the Free Church  Volume II, p214
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp390

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen Journal7 March 1889  Report of opening
Item 2 of 6Building News LV p64 (Check year)
Item 3 of 6Building News LVI p393 (Check year)
Item 4 of 6Edinburgh Evening News30 May 1885   
Item 5 of 6Inverness Courier26 April 1884   
Item 6 of 6Inverness Courier13 March 1888   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register7989