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Basic Site Details

Name: Holy Trinity Parish Church
Town, district or village: St Andrews
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Contractors for 1907-9 restoration: J H White & Sons, builders; S Adams junior, glazier; A McKay & Sons, woodcarvers; Galbraith & Winton, marble workers; Willis & Son, organ builders; James Young, sculptor.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Town KirkYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Church SquareYes 
Item 2 of 2South StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 15  ReconstructionPlans for rebuilding drawn up by John Douglas. Not executed.
Item 2 of 151400s Construction 
Item 3 of 1517981800Reconstruction 
Item 4 of 151863  Church rewindowed
Item 5 of 1519021909 Plans for restoration and reconstruction
Item 6 of 15c. 19051928 Playfair memorial
Item 7 of 1519071909 Restoration and reconstruction executed - cost 23,000
Item 8 of 15c. 1920  Design for a table
Item 9 of 151923  Covering lead roof over Hunter Aisle. Playfair Memorial
Item 10 of 151928  New lavatory, scullery and boundary wall and shed
Item 11 of 15July 1929  Heating plan
Item 12 of 151939  New ventilation to heating chamber
Item 13 of 151946  Playfair Memorial Plate and Moncrieff Memorial
Item 14 of 151948  Memorial niche and panelling of Hunter aisle
Item 15 of 15After 1983 RepairRepair & re-roofing

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 21John LesselsArchitect   Unexecuted designs for internal restoration - date unknown
Item 2 of 21John DouglasArchitectA  Plans for rebuilding church. Not executed.
Item 3 of 21Robert BalfourArchitect, MasonJ17981800Reconstruction
Item 4 of 21James SalisburyArchitect, BuilderL17981800Colvin gives Salisbury as responsible for the alterations and for the interior re-fitting
Item 5 of 21Jesse HallArchitect 1863 Church rewindowed
Item 6 of 21Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect 19021909Restoration and reconstruction (planned 1902, executed 1907-9) - cost 23,000
Item 7 of 21(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectBc. 1905c. 1928Playfair memorial
Item 8 of 21(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC1920 Design for a table
Item 9 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceD1923 Covering lead roof over Hunter Aisle. Playfair Memorial
Item 10 of 21James ScottArchitectD1923 Covering lead roof over Hunter Aisle. Playfair Memorial
Item 11 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceE1928 New lavatory, scullery and boundary wall and shed
Item 12 of 21James ScottArchitectE1928 New lavatory, scullery and boundary wall and shed
Item 13 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceF1929 Heating plan
Item 14 of 21James ScottArchitectF1929 Heating plan
Item 15 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceG1939 New ventilation to heating chamber
Item 16 of 21James ScottArchitectG1939 New ventilation to heating chamber
Item 17 of 21Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceH1946 Playfair Memorial Plate and Moncrieff Memorial
Item 18 of 21James ScottArchitectH1946 Playfair Memorial Plate and Moncrieff Memorial
Item 19 of 21Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)Architect 1948 Memorial niche and panelling of Hunter aisle (executed by Scott Morton)
Item 20 of 21Jack Fisher PartnershipArchitectKAfter 1983 Repair and re-roofing
Item 21 of 21William Murray JackArchitectKAfter 1983 Repair and re-roofing

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Cant, Ronald Gordon1969The Restoration of Holy Trinity Church St Andrews Preservation Trust Annual Report, 1969 
Item 2 of 9Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 9Gifford, John1988Fife (The Buildings of Scotland)  p380-382
Item 4 of 9Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1911   891 (Chalmers' work)
Item 5 of 9Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1913   105, 115 (Chalmers' work)
Item 6 of 9Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1914   134 (Chalmers' work)
Item 7 of 9RSA1948   426
Item 8 of 9The Parish Church of Holy Trinity, St Andrews1920The Parish Church of Holy Trinity, St Andrews This may be by W E H Rankin CHECKp5 (Sa;lisbury work), p13
Item 9 of 9Wright, Katherine Mary  Gillespie & Scott in St Andrews: the inter-war years, 1919-1939 University of St Andrews, School of Art History dissertationp70

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architectural Heritage2003XIV p133 - illustration of panelling of 1948
Item 2 of 9British Architect27 February 1903  p164
Item 3 of 9Builder1902LXXXII p 124
Item 4 of 9Builder1902LXXXIII p 326
Item 5 of 9Builder11 December 1909XCVII p 650 - Dedication after completion of restoration work.
Item 6 of 9Building News2 October 1863X p 746
Item 7 of 9Building News24 January 1902  p124 Chalmers to be invited to prepare plans for the restoration of the church.
Item 8 of 9Building News3 December 1909XCVII p 848- Dedication after completion of restoration work.
Item 9 of 9RIAS Chartered ArchitectSeptember 199910.7 Obituary of Bill Jack

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40633 
Item 2 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Kirk Session RecordsCH 2/1132/5pp324-6
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1930/34/1 (Presentation drawing)
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR S/23, LOR S/28
Item 5 of 5St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundles nos 1713, 1769, 2068, 2142, 2618B & C, 2656,

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