Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Braemar
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The church of St Margaret of Scotland, Braemar, Aberdeenshire is now to be constructed in permanent form. The external walls will be of Braemar stone with dressings of freestone from Rhynie, Aberdeenshire. The architects are Messrs W Bucknall and J N Comper, Westminster, London. [Builder 26 February 1898 p213]

Replaced earlier timber church by Arthur Clyne.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Margarets Episcopal Church  

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 61880s Build/constructionLampstand and gateway arch for previous church
Item 2 of 618991907Build/construction 
Item 3 of 61901 OpenedThis date is at variance with information sent January 2009 by Stuart Donald
Item 4 of 61904  Rood screen designed
Item 5 of 61907  Consecration
Item 6 of 619191922 Rood screen executed


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 4Walter MacFarlane & CoIronfounderD1880s Lampstand and gateway arch (for previous church)
Item 2 of 4(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectA18991907Also provided designs for glass.
Item 3 of 4Bucknall & ComperArchitectural practiceA18991907 
Item 4 of 4(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectB19041922Rood screen (designed 1904, executed 1919-22)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Donald, Stuart2008The church of St Margaret of Scotland in Braemar   
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p562
Item 3 of 5Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp40-41, 388-90
Item 4 of 5Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 313
Item 5 of 5Symondson, Anthony, SJ1998Unity by inclusion: Sir Ninian Comper and the planning of a Modern Churchno 3Twentieth Century Architecture: The Journal of the Twentieth Century Society, pp 17-42p21

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder26 February 1898  p213
Item 2 of 2English Churchman's KalendarSeptember 1907   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6266