Basic Site Details

Name: SS John Cantius and Nicholas RC Church
Town, district or village: Broxburn
City or county: West Lothian
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new Roman Catholic Church of St. John Cantius and St. Nicholas, at Broxburn, near Linlithgow, N.B., was consecrated on the 7th inst. It is Gothic in style, seats 600 persons, and was built at the cost of the Countess of Buchan. [Building News 15 July 1881 Page 92]

Cost: 2,500.

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 1West Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51880 Construction 
Item 2 of 5June 1881 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 57 July 1881 Opened 
Item 4 of 51890  Spire added
Item 5 of 51937  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 6James M ThomsonArchitectA1880 Church and spire (the latter added 1890)
Item 2 of 6Robert Thornton ShiellsArchitectA1880 Church and spire (the latter added 1890)
Item 3 of 6Shiells & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1880 Church and spire (the latter added 1890)
Item 4 of 6Peter Paul PuginArchitectBAfter 1880Before 1904Reredos and niche for sacraments - date not known
Item 5 of 6Pugin & PuginArchitectural practiceBAfter 1880Before 1904Reredos and niche for sacraments - date not known
Item 6 of 6Reginald Francis Joseph FairlieArchitectC1937 Altar

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Canon Hoban Memorial Hall 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  pp124-5
Item 2 of 3RSA1885   936
Item 3 of 3St John Cantius and St Nicholas RC Church Broxburn 'The first 100 years' booklet   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News15 July 1881  p92 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register19222 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index