Basic Site Details

Name: Church of the Holy Rude
Town, district or village: Stirling
City or county: Stirlingshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Church of the Holy RoodYes 
Item 2 of 3Stirling High ChurchYes 
Item 3 of 3West ChurchYesWas the nave prior to c.1911

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 10Before 1806 AdditionInternal alteration to East Church
Item 2 of 101818 RestorationRestoration of West Church
Item 3 of 101858  Repairs and alterations
Item 4 of 1018681869 Further work, perhaps not done, taken over by James Collie
Item 5 of 101869  Restoration of east church and new entrance gable at south transept
Item 6 of 101889  Refurnishing of east chuurch and probably new organ case. Removed on reunification of church
Item 7 of 1018961897 Restoration of Moir of Leckie vault in west church and reduction by one bay to expose nave walls. Rowand Anderson appointed to supervise at suggestion of John Allan, architect
Item 8 of 1019111914 Restoration of nave (then the West Church) including the removal of Graham's plaster vault.
Item 9 of 1019361938 Uniting of the two churches
Item 10 of 1019641985Restoration 

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 16James Millar S  Internal alterations to East Church
Item 2 of 16James Gillespie GrahamArchitectJ1818 Restoration of West Church.
Item 3 of 16John Thomas RocheadArchitectA1858 Repairs and alterations to west church
Item 4 of 16John Thomas RocheadArchitectB18681869Further work, perhaps not done, taken over by James Collie in 1869
Item 5 of 16James CollieArchitectC1869 Alterations to east church
Item 6 of 16John William SmallArchitectD1889 Refurnishing of east chuurch and probably new organ case. Removed on reunification of church
Item 7 of 16John William SmallArchitectE18961897Restoration of Moir of Leckie vault in west church and reduction by one bay to expose nave walls. Rowand Anderson appointed to supervise at suggestion of John Allan, architect
Item 8 of 16Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectF19111914Restoration of nave; also pulpit incorporating earlier parts. Removal of Gillespie Graham/s plaster vault.
Item 9 of 16MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceF19111914Restoration of nave; also pulpit incorporating earlier parts. Removal of Gillespie Graham/s plaster vault.
Item 10 of 16Thomas RossArchitectF19111914Restoration of nave; also pulpit incorporating earlier parts. Removal of Gillespie Graham/s plaster vault.
Item 11 of 16James MillerArchitectG19361938Restoration, designed by Miller himself; he took no fee
Item 12 of 16James Miller & SonArchitectural practiceG19361938Restoration, designed by Miller himself; he took no fee.
Item 13 of 16Margaret Findlay MakinsArchitectGJune 1937September 1937Assistant to James Miller for restoration.
Item 14 of 16Honeyman, Jack & RobertsonArchitectural practiceH19641985Renovation and choir stalls.
Item 15 of 16Robert Hill McEachernArchitectH19641985Renovation and choir stalls. Job architect.
Item 16 of 16William Archibald Park JackArchitectH19641985Renovation and choir stalls.. Consultant.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p52
Item 2 of 7Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp689, 697
Item 4 of 7Gillespie Round About Falkirk   
Item 5 of 7RCAHMS Inventory of Stirlingshire  p129-140
Item 6 of 7RSA1930   566
Item 7 of 7Smith, Norma1991John William Small: his life and work University of St Andrews MA dissertationp34

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect and Building News1936Jan-Jun p313
Item 2 of 3Stirling Sentinel24 December 1889   
Item 3 of 3Stirling Sentinel20 October 1896   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register41083 
Item 2 of 4RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 67 drawings
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Margaret Findlay Makins: A no 787* (combined box 199)
Item 4 of 4Stirling Local History LibraryStirling Local History Library Scrapbook of undated cuttings