Basic Site Details

Name: Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
Town, district or village: North Berwick
City or county: East Lothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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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 1Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, Law RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51879  Church consecrated
Item 2 of 51880  Gate
Item 3 of 51889  Sacristy and gallery added (also north chapels?)
Item 4 of 51901  Interior woodwork in Lady Chapel
Item 5 of 51931  High Altar


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 7Archibald Matthias DunnArchitectA1879  
Item 2 of 7Dunn & HansomArchitectural practiceA1879  
Item 3 of 7Edward Joseph HansomArchitectA1879  
Item 4 of 7Archibald MacphersonArchitect 1880 Gate
Item 5 of 7John KinrossArchitectB1889 Sacristy and gallery added (also north chapels?) - this was formerly attributed to Basil Champneys but drawings show it was Kinross
Item 6 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1901 Interior woodwork in Lady Chapel
Item 7 of 7Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectC1931 High altar


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p361
Item 2 of 4Mulheim, N and Ward, A1979Or Lady Star of the Sea   
Item 3 of 4Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp50
Item 4 of 4Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p173

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5East Lothian CouncilNorth Berwick Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38750 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copy of Kinross's drawing
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR N/5; D43487 (Photo of detail of diaper of window shutters)
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index