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  


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


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


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
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