Basic Site Details

Name: St Michael's Church
Town, district or village: Crieff
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The heritors of the parish of Crieff have resolved to proceed with the erection of a new church for the East Parish, and Mr. Ewing, architect, Glasgow, has received instructions to prepare plans and specifications for the building. [Building News 17 December 1880 p719].

For the erection of an Established Church in Strathearn-terrace, Crieff. Accepted tenders : mason - Cousin of Alloa; joiner- Auld and Craig, Motherwell; slater - J and T Phillips, Crieff; plasterer - Hobson, Auchterarder; plumber - C Anderson, Crieff. [Builder News 8 April 1881 p407]

Built at a cost of £4,500 with seating for 1000

Church closed July 2010 - future uncertain

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Crieff Parish Church  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathearn TerraceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21879 Competition held 
Item 2 of 21882 Construction 


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 3James Marjoribanks MacLarenArchitect 1879 Won competition and selected for job but displaced by Ewing. (Incorrectly appears as 'McLeran' in sources for this building)
Item 2 of 3Neil MacaraArchitect 1879 Awarded second premium
Item 3 of 3George Turnbull EwingArchitect 18811882Displaced MacLaren


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp292
Item 2 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishingp38
Item 3 of 3Porteus History of Crieff  p135. (Date 1912)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1879XXXVII p1093
Item 2 of 4Building News17 December 1880  p719
Item 3 of 4Building News8 April 1881  p407 -tenders
Item 4 of 4Stirling Saturday Observer25 October 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register23513 
Item 2 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information per Graham Potts
Item 3 of 3Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 163671