Basic Site Details

Name: St Michael's Parish Church
Town, district or village: Inveresk
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of J M Henry work: £3,000. Organ case of unknown date by 'Taylor & Son' (probably John Taylor & Sons, who owned the Palace Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Inveresk Parish ChurchYes 

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 51802 Plans approvedRobert Nisbet's design was chosen from five submitted.
Item 2 of 518031985Build/constructionOriginal church
Item 3 of 51805 AdditionSteeple
Item 4 of 518891893(?) Refitting interior (including pulpit) and additions including projecting stair and organ bays: won in limited competition
Item 5 of 519962007RepairRepairs and additions


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 7Robert NisbetArchitectA18031805 
Item 2 of 7William SibbaldArchitectC1805 Steeple. No documentary evidence to support this attribution - other than stylistic similarity to St Andrew's, George Street.
Item 3 of 7Robert LeesArchitect, BuilderBc. 1805c. 1808Built church to designs by Robert Nisbet
Item 4 of 7James Macintyre HenryArchitect 18891893(?)Interior refitting (including pulpit) and additions including projecting stair and organ bays: won in limited competition
Item 5 of 7Andrew Stewart BrownArchitect, SurveyorD19962007Repairs and additions
Item 6 of 7James Walter Thorburn Simpson D19962007Repairs and additions
Item 7 of 7Simpson & BrownArchitectural practiceD19962007Repairs and additions

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Michael's Parish Church HallCost: £3,000.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 5McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p264
Item 4 of 5RSA1890   478
Item 5 of 5Simpson & Brown2012Simpson & Brown Architects:Thirty-five years in practice 1977-2012   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 October 1893LXV p260

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10880 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors RecordsHR 6/1pp94, 97-8
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP.7022 and 7023, galleries and organ recess
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Macintyre Henry: F v14 p77 no895 (microfilm reel 11)