Basic Site Details

Name: Roslin Chapel
Town, district or village: Roslin/Rosslyn
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Parish: Lasswade
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 3Collegiate Church of St Matthew  
Item 2 of 3Rosslyn ChapelYes 
Item 3 of 3St Matthew's Chapel  

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101446   
Item 2 of 101807 Design exhibited'View of the altars in the chapel at Roslin, near Edinburgh'.
Item 3 of 101837c. 1845RepairRepairs of exterior
Item 4 of 101847 Design exhibitedLessels design (may be topographical view only)
Item 5 of 1018601861 Restoration by David Bryce
Item 6 of 101861 Design exhibitedLessels design (may be topographical view only)
Item 7 of 101862  Survey drawings
Item 8 of 101863 Design exhibitedLessels design (may be topographical view only)
Item 9 of 101866 Design exhibitedLessels design (may be topographical view only)
Item 10 of 1018801881 New vestry and organ chamber

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 9Alexander McInnesArchitect, DraughtsmanM1807 'View of the altars in the chapel at Roslin, near Edinburgh' exhibited at RA.
Item 2 of 9Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceB1837c. 1845Supervised repairs
Item 3 of 9David BryceArchitectB1837c. 1845Supervised repairs
Item 4 of 9William BurnArchitectB1837c. 1845Supervised repairs
Item 5 of 9John LesselsArchitect 18471868Interior views (also exhibited views 1861, 1863, 1865 and 1866). Took over repair work from Burn and Bryce
Item 6 of 9David BryceArchitectC18601861Restoration
Item 7 of 9Edward Francis Channing ClarkeArchitect 1862 Survey drawings - AIS Student competition work
Item 8 of 9Andrew Kerr (senior)Architect 18801881New vestry and organ chamber
Item 9 of 9William Birnie Rhind  1899 Monument in churchyard

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Rosslyn, Earl ofClient for 1880-81 alterations

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Johnston, Sir Ronald1986The Earl and the architect   
Item 2 of 9Maggi, Angelo2002Documents realting to Roslin ChapelxiiiArchitectural Heritage, p80-81 
Item 3 of 9McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p409-17
Item 4 of 9Royal Academy1807    
Item 5 of 9RSA1847   557
Item 6 of 9RSA1861   721
Item 7 of 9RSA1863   309, 340
Item 8 of 9RSA1865   45
Item 9 of 9RSA1866   56, 88

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder11 May 1861XIX p326

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13028 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection AIS student competition survey drawings