Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's Church, Barnhill
Town, district or village: Broughty Ferry
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Font made by Mr Tocher, a member of the congregation and gifted and placed in the Iron Church (used for worship by the congregation from 1884-1895)


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 10c. 1886c. 1887 Font for iron church for Barnhill congregation - moved to new church
Item 2 of 10September 1887Early 1889 Plans and design sketch drawn up
Item 3 of 10c. 1894  Designs altered by Duncan Carmichael executed (only nave and transepts built)
Item 4 of 101 March 1895  Foundation stone laid
Item 5 of 1016 May 1895  Memorial stone set in porch. TDK gives 18 November 1895.
Item 6 of 1016 November 1895  Dedication
Item 7 of 101896  Heavy oak and iron font cover.
Item 8 of 101912  Pulpit
Item 9 of 101935  Partial completion
Item 10 of 101979 AdditionAdditional two windows inserted high in chancel


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 7Charles CarmichaelArchitectAc. 1887c. 1888Design only and design of font.
Item 2 of 7Duncan CarmichaelArchitectAc. 1894 Executed amended design (only nave and not transepts built)
Item 3 of 7Duncan CarmichaelArchitectCc. 1896 Font cover
Item 4 of 7Charles Geddes SoutarArchitectBc. 1912 Pulpit
Item 5 of 7Maclaren Sons & SoutarArchitectural practiceBc. 1912 Pulpit - Soutar responsible
Item 6 of 7Thomas Lindsay GrayArchitect 1935 Partial completion to design of Charles and subsequently Duncan Carmichael (session room and vestries 1979)
Item 7 of 7Thomas Lindsay GrayArchitectJ1979 Additional wondows inserted high in chancel


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Adamson, Rev Newbigging 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep388-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Advertiser20 December 1894   
Item 2 of 3Transactions Scottish Ecclesiological SocietyBetween 1894 and 1896V9 (1896) pp14-18
Item 3 of 3Transactions Scottish Ecclesiological SocietyBetween 1912 and 1915v4, pt 3 (1915) pp259-66

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Aberdeen UniversityAberdeen University Archives MS 2380, Box 2 Charles Carmichael sketchbook from August 1885-October 1886
Item 2 of 7Courtesy of Tom Davidson KellyInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2013
Item 3 of 7Dundee Planning DepartmentBroughty Ferry Approved Duplicate Plans Book 2 , p60
Item 4 of 7Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm) Book 75, pp155-157
Item 5 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register25743 
Item 6 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Kirk Session Records CH2/1312/2 (Kirk Session minutes 1907-48
Item 7 of 7T Lindsay GrayT Lindsay Gray Drawing Archive 20 sheets drawings (roll 5) and 3 prints (roll 5)