Basic Site Details

Name: Dunblane Cathedral
Town, district or village: Dunblane
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 161806  Proposed alterations and repairs - not executed
Item 2 of 161817 RepairRepairs and restoration, alterations to choir (work undone in 1890)
Item 3 of 161845  Iron gates
Item 4 of 1618601862 Roofs of chancel and north range renewed to a flattened section and south chancel parapet restored
Item 5 of 161862  Survey drawings
Item 6 of 1618661868 Repairs on tower and spire
Item 7 of 161873  Repair work on chancel
Item 8 of 1618881893 Restoration
Item 9 of 161912  Internal woodwork including reredos, choir stalls and organ, completing restoration begun by R R Anderson
Item 10 of 161915 Design exhibitedDesign for Lorimer work exhibited
Item 11 of 161918 Design exhibitedDesign for Lorimer work exhibited
Item 12 of 16After 1920Before 1932 Alterations
Item 13 of 16Before 1931After 1935 Alterations, including seating and light fittings in nave
Item 14 of 161934  Chapter house and sacristy wainscotting and cupboards added this and 1938.
Item 15 of 161937  Additions, panelling, fittings and furniture of chapel
Item 16 of 161950s1970sAdditionChoir stalls

People

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 28William Stirling IArchitectL1806 Proposed alterations and repairs
Item 2 of 28James Gillespie GrahamArchitect 1817 Design for repairs and restoration, alterations to choir (work undone in 1890)
Item 3 of 28William Stirling IArchitectM1817 Supervised repairs and restoration designed by Gillespie Graham
Item 4 of 28H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1845 Iron gates - William Nixon as Architect for Scotland
Item 5 of 28William NixonArchitectB1845 Iron gates - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 6 of 28Brown & WardropArchitectural practiceC18601862Roofs of chancel and north range renewed to a flattened section and south chancel parapet also restored
Item 7 of 28Thomas Brown IIArchitectC18601862Roofs of chancel and north range renewed to a flattened section and south chancel parapet also restored
Item 8 of 28Edward Francis Channing ClarkeArchitect 1862 Survey drawings- student competition work
Item 9 of 28H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceI18661868Repairs on tower and spire
Item 10 of 28Robert MathesonArchitectI18661868Repairs on tower and spire
Item 11 of 28(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practice 1873 Advised on repair work on chancel
Item 12 of 28H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceH1873 Repair work on chancel - Matheson in charge
Item 13 of 28Robert MathesonArchitectH1873 Advised (as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works) on repair work on chancel - with Sir G Gilbert Scott
Item 14 of 28(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectD18881893Restoration
Item 15 of 28George Mackie WatsonArchitectD18891893Restoration - as chief assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 16 of 28Joseph Marr JohnstonArchitectD18891890Restoration - as apprentice to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 17 of 28James Lindsay GrantArchitectD18901893Restoration - as junior assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 18 of 28(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1912 Internal woodwork including reredos, choir stalls and organ, completing restoration begun by R R Anderson
Item 19 of 28Alastair Marshall McMichaelArchitectJAfter 1920Before 1932Alterations
Item 20 of 28Ebeneezer SimpsonArchitectJAfter 1920Before 1924Alterations - involved if before 1924
Item 21 of 28Simpson, McMichael & DavidsonArchitectural practiceJAfter 1920Before 1932Alterations
Item 22 of 28John Fraser MatthewArchitectKBefore 1931After 1935Alterations, including seating and light fittings in nave
Item 23 of 28Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceKBefore 1931After 1935Alterations, including seating and light fittings in nave
Item 24 of 28Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectF1934 Also chapter and sacristy wainscotting & cupboards added 1934 and 1938.
Item 25 of 28Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectE1937 Additions, panelling, fittings and furniture of chapel.
Item 26 of 28Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectG1938 Also chapter and sacristy wainscotting & cupboards added 1934 and 1938.
Item 27 of 28S ClowArchitectL1950s1970sChoir stalls. Job architect.
Item 28 of 28Honeyman, Jack & RobertsonArchitectural practiceL19551975Choir stalls etc

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 2Dunblane Cathedral, Clement Chapel 
Item 2 of 2Dunblane Cathedral, Stirling of Keir Memorial 

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Dunblane Cathedral, Stirling of Keir Memorial 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p51
Item 2 of 7Barty, A B1944A History of Dunblane  p203
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp428-9, 437-8
Item 4 of 7Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp46
Item 5 of 7Royal Academy exhibitors    1918, no 1352
Item 6 of 7RSA1915   580
Item 7 of 7Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p176

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Journal Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral1931v1 check date
Item 2 of 3Journal Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral1943v4 check date
Item 3 of 3Trans… of the Edinburgh Architectural Association8 March 1893 Edinburgh: Edinburgh Architectural Associationpp104-110

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) For restoration work
Item 2 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26361 
Item 3 of 9National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors Records  
Item 4 of 9National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)NG1/62  
Item 5 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR D/8
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 7 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection For Clarke drawings
Item 8 of 9Public Record OfficePublic Record Office Plans Specifications - transferred from MOPB & W 1965 (Nixon work)
Item 9 of 9RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph Marr Johnston: L v18 no1372; Alastair Marshall McMichael: F no 3056 (Box 16); John Fraser Matthew: L no3904 (box 18) & F no2945 (box 14); George Mackie Watson: L v21 no1659