Basic Site Details

Name: Free Church
Town, district or village: Dingwall
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: A handsome new church for the Free Church congregation, Dingwall (N.B.), is now all but completed. The building, which was designed by Mr. John Rhind, Inverness, is in the Gothic style. The principal doorway has a deeply moulded arch supported on clustered pilarets. The window heads are ornamented with geometrical tracery, and the windows which light the galleries rise above the eaves and are finished with gablets. On the north-east corner is a spire, 115ft. in height, finished with an octagonal Gothic pointed dome, which is crocketed in the angles. The church is to cost between 4.000 and 5000. [Building News 8 April 1870 page 270]

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 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218671870  
Item 2 of 217 May 1870  Church 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 18671870 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Ewing, W Annals of the Free Church  Volume II , p215
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp404

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News8 April 1870  p270
Item 2 of 3Inverness Advertiser31 May 1867   
Item 3 of 3Inverness Advertiser17 May 1870  Report of opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25408