Basic Site Details

Name: Dunkeld Cathedral
Town, district or village: Dunkeld
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61300s  Original drawings
Item 2 of 61704 Build/constructionLarge architectural monument to the 1st Marquess of Atholl (d/1703)
Item 3 of 61814  Unspecified alterations
Item 4 of 6After 1825  Presentation drawings
Item 5 of 61902  Proposals for restoration of choir
Item 6 of 61908  Refurnishing and restoration for Sir Donald Currie


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 7Alexander EdwardArchitectC1704 Large architectural monument to the Ist Marquess of Atholl
Item 2 of 7Archibald ElliotArchitectB1814 Restoration of choir as parish church
Item 3 of 7John NotmanClerk of WorksB1814 As assistant to Archibald Elliot on restoration of choir as parish church
Item 4 of 7Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1902 Proposals for restoration of Choir - competitive design (Dunn & Watson appointed)
Item 5 of 7Dunn & WatsonArchitectural practiceA1908 Refurnishing
Item 6 of 7Robert WatsonArchitectA1908 Refurnishing
Item 7 of 7William DunnArchitectA1908 Refurnishing


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Currie, Sir DonaldClient for restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Atholl, (John), 7th Duke of1908The Chronicles of Atholl and Tullibardine Privately publishedpp43-5
Item 2 of 6Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp339 - Archibald Elliot work
Item 3 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 6Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp334, 341
Item 5 of 6Nicholson, Charles and Spooner, Charles Recent English Ecclesiastical Architecture  pp191-193
Item 6 of 6RSA1902   58 (Miller's designs); 655 (Paterson's designs)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architectural Review1909v25 pp243-9
Item 2 of 3British Architect6 November 1908   
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal19 February 1916v23London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp142-3 - obituary of Robert Watson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Charter Room, Blair Castle ArchivesDrawings and Manuscripts Collection  
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register5631 
Item 3 of 4National Library of ScotlandManuscript CollectionMS 13249, ff18-19 
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 14 (Elliot drawings), 32a (drawings from after 1825), 56a (working drawings for interior)