Basic Site Details

Name: St Michael's Parish Church
Town, district or village: Linlithgow
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 1893 restoration cost £1686; pulpit £185; font £50; communion table £38.

See separate entry for work by R S Lorimer on a St Michael's Church, Linlithgow - may be this building, or may be the RC Church.

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 101400s  Original church
Item 2 of 1018121813RestorationRestoration of chancel
Item 3 of 101871 Design exhibitedDesign for 'interior…as proposed to be restored'
Item 4 of 101893  Restoration
Item 5 of 1024 October 1896  Re-dedicated
Item 6 of 10After 1956Before 1968Restoration 
Item 7 of 101964 AdditionSpire added to W tower
Item 8 of 101970 Build/constructionDesign for new wrought iron flower stands.
Item 9 of 1019771981RestorationMaintenance of church
Item 10 of 101984 Build/constructionDesign for new oak screens.

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 15James Gillespie GrahamArchitectE18121813Restoration of chancel
Item 2 of 15H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceB1871 Design for 'interior…as proposed to be restored' (with Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works)
Item 3 of 15Robert MathesonArchitectB1871 Design for 'interior…as proposed to be restored' (Matheson as architect for Scotland in the Office of Works)
Item 4 of 15Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA18931896Restoration
Item 5 of 15John HoneymanArchitectA18931896Restoration, new pulpit and font
Item 6 of 15John KeppieArchitectA18931896Restoration
Item 7 of 15Alexander McRaeArchitectA18941896Restoration - as assistant to Honeyman & Keppie
Item 8 of 15Thomas Ronald Wilson AAfter 1956Before 1968Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting
Item 9 of 15Henry ('Harry') WilsonArchitectCAfter 1956(?)Before 1960Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting - may have been done after Wilson left the practice
Item 10 of 15Robert Mather GodfreyArchitectCAfter 1956Before 1968Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting
Item 11 of 15Robert WilsonArchitectCAfter 1956(?)Before 1965Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting - may have been done after Wilson left the practice
Item 12 of 15Rory WilsonArchitectCAfter 1956Before 1968Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting
Item 13 of 15Wilson & WilsonArchitectural practiceCAfter 1956Before 1968Restoration, repair, redecoration and lighting
Item 14 of 15Geoffrey Petts ClarkeArchitectK1964 Addition of spire to W tower
Item 15 of 15William Archibald Cadell D19771984Maintenance of church. New flower stands and oak screens.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Cadell 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p20
Item 2 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 6Ferguson, J1905Ecclesia Antiqua, or the Story of ...St Michael's, Linlithgow  p105-109
Item 4 of 6McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p285, 289
Item 5 of 6RSA1871   842
Item 6 of 6Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp162-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect10 January 1896   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37499 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 259
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McRae: L v19 no1442; Robert Mather Godfrey: F no5875 (combined box 105)