Basic Site Details

Name: RC Church of St Matthew, presbytery
Town, district or village: Rosewell
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: No reference for Macpherson work--check.

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 2Carnethie StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2c. 19251926 Original church
Item 2 of 21935  Cloisters in forecourt


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 2Archibald MacphersonArchitect c. 19251926Original church
Item 2 of 2Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitect 1935 Cloisters in forecourt


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p408
Item 2 of 4Nuttgens, Patrick1959Reginald Fairlie 1883-1952: A Scottish Architect Edinburgh: Oliver & Boydp50
Item 3 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1928   175 (posthumous exhibit)
Item 4 of 4Thomas, Jane1995Midlothian: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh, The Rutland Pressp50

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 September 1926CXXX p363, (Photographs - High Altar and West Front)
p367 (extensive report and photograph of east end)
p370 (Photographs - Nave looking east, N Transept and Lady Chapel)
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly1928SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)pp15-23 (Article on the work of Archibald Macpherson)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13024 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index