Basic Site Details

Name: Rothesay High Church
Town, district or village: Rothesay
Island: Bute
City or county: Bute
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Disused. Conflict of information about who designed the original building.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rothesay High Kirk  

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 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31796 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 319051906 Recasting of interior and addition of vestry
Item 3 of 31907  Restoration


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 6Robertson BuchananArchitectB1796  
Item 2 of 6Adam RussellArchitect, BuilderC1796 Signed plans said to be held in Rothesay. Built by two Greenock wrights.
Item 3 of 6John Russell ThomsonArchitect, Engineer 19051906Recasting of interior and addition of vestry
Item 4 of 6Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA1907 Restoration
Item 5 of 6Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceA1907 Restoration
Item 6 of 6John KeppieArchitectA1907 Restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Hay, George1957The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches 1560-1843 Oxford: Clarendon Pressp200, 252
Item 3 of 5Hewison, J1893The Isle of Bute in the Olden Time  p299-300
Item 4 of 5MacCallum, J Wish you were Here: a Picture Postcard View of Edwardian Bute  p38
Item 5 of 5Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p616

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register40445 
Item 2 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 3 of 3Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 340