Basic Site Details

Name: St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
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Notes: Re-arrangement of Pullar memorials in SW corner of the church carried out by Andrew Laurence Noel Russell (1887-1969) of Jedburgh and London.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Atholl StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2North Methven StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 131849   
Item 2 of 1318961901 Alterations to choir, new reredos and south chapel, new chapter house
Item 3 of 131901 CompletionCompletion of works including new chapter house
Item 4 of 131908  Proposal for south west tower
Item 5 of 131909  Baldachino and rebuilding of north choir aisle and sacristy
Item 6 of 131910  Removal of west tower and reconstruction of west end following settlement
Item 7 of 131912  Revised proposal for south west tower
Item 8 of 131921  Plans and sketch on interior by Frank L Pearson dated
Item 9 of 1319221925 Rood screen, vestments, banners, processional crosses, Bishop's crozier, chalices, and altar furniture, font cover
Item 10 of 131930 Build/constructionMemorial to Robert Morison Pullar.
Item 11 of 131931 Alterations and additionsRearrangement of Pullar memorials
Item 12 of 1319361939 Cloister, entrance and recreation hall; school also added
Item 13 of 1319831984RestorationRestoration

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 12William ButterfieldArchitect 1849  
Item 2 of 12Frank Loughborough PearsonArchitectB18961901Alterations to choir, new reredos and south chapel, new chapter house - taking over full responsibility when his father died in 1897.
Item 3 of 12John Loughborough PearsonArchitectB18961897Alterations to choir, new reredos and south chapel, new chapter house - but died at the sketch plan stage, his son Frank taking over job.
Item 4 of 12Frank Loughborough PearsonArchitectD1909 Baldachino and rebuilding of north choir aisle and sacristy
Item 5 of 12Frank Loughborough PearsonArchitectC1910 Removal of west tower and reconstruction of west end following settlement
Item 6 of 12(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect 19221925Rood screen, vestments, banners, processional crosses, Bishop's crozier, chalices, and altar furniture, font cover
Item 7 of 12(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectF1930 Memorial to Robert Morison Pullar.
Item 8 of 12Andrew Laurence Noel RussellArchitectA1931 Rearrangement of Pullar memorials
Item 9 of 12(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectA19361939Cloister, entrance and recreation hall; school also added
Item 10 of 12Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectA19361939Cloister, entrance and recreation hall; school also added
Item 11 of 12Tarbolton & OchterlonyArchitectural practiceA19361939Cloister, entrance and recreation hall; school also added
Item 12 of 12Peter John AllamArchitectE19831984Restoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 8Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p3
Item 2 of 8Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Presspp588-593
Item 3 of 8Lye, Margaret2003A guide to the development of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth  p34 et seq and p41 for 1910 work, p41 for baldachino & rebuilding of north choir aisle and sacristy, p38 & plate 9 for south west tower
Item 4 of 8Lye, Margaret2010A Guide to Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane Margaret Lye/Lulup27-36
Item 5 of 8Mason, A J Memoir of George Howard Wilkinsonv 2 p242
Item 6 of 8RSA1939   622
Item 7 of 8RSA1942   709, 710
Item 8 of 8Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 315

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6BuilderLate 1898LXXV p155 - CHECK date & page no (Pearson ref)
Item 2 of 6BuilderLate 1900LXXIX p469 - CHECK date & page no (Pearson ref)
Item 3 of 6Builder26 January 1901  p87
Item 4 of 6Building News v54 p272 - CHECK date & page no (Pearson ref)
Item 5 of 6RIBA JournalApril 1961 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 6 of 6St Ninian's Cathedral Monthly MagazineFebruary 1931   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Sent October 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39314 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Acc Nos 2003/39
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index