Basic Site Details

Name: St Magnus Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Lerwick
Island: Mainland
City or county: Shetland
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: The fittings (including nave windows) by Sir John Ninian Comper were moved to St Magnus from the Home of Charity of Aberdeen Sisters, Knab Road, Lerwick (see separate entry) on the latter's demolition in 1973.

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 112-14, Greenfield PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518621864 Original building
Item 2 of 518911892 Tower added
Item 3 of 51899  North window in chancel
Item 4 of 51914   
Item 5 of 519821984RestorationRestoration


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 EllisArchitectA18621864 
Item 2 of 7Alexander EllisArchitectB18911892Tower added, rectory, nd
Item 3 of 7Ellis & WilsonArchitectural practiceB18911892Tower added
Item 4 of 7Robert Gordon Wilson (senior)ArchitectB18911892Tower added
Item 5 of 7Alexander RossArchitect 1899 North window in chancel
Item 6 of 7Robert Hurd & Partners (or R A Hurd & Partners)Architectural practiceA19821984Restoration - report and specification
Item 7 of 7Richard George GibsonArchitectD19821984Supervision of work on site


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p36
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Bookspp488, 493
Item 3 of 3Leith, Connie1999Alexander Ellis: a fine Victorian architect Aberdeen: privately publishedpp44-51

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal16 April 1862   
Item 2 of 2Shetland Advertiser14 April 1862   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37270 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection SHO/93/1 and 9