Basic Site Details

Name: Macduff Free Church
Town, district or village: Macduff
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: It is proposed to erect a new church and hall at Macduff, Banffshire. Messrs Matthews & Mackenzie, architects, Aberdeen, have prepared plans. [Builder 11 September 1897 p208]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gardner Church of ScotlandYes 
Item 2 of 2Gardner Memorial Church  

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 161, Duff StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318971898  
Item 2 of 31899  Building dated
Item 3 of 31992 Alteration/conversionConversion to Arts Centre


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 Marshall MackenzieArchitectB18971898 
Item 2 of 7James MatthewsArchitectB18971898Probably not involved
Item 3 of 7Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceB18971898 
Item 4 of 7William Henderson & SonArchitectural practiceABefore 1899 Provided plans but commission went to A Marshall Mackenzie
Item 5 of 7William Low HendersonArchitectABefore 1899 Provided plans but commission went to A Marshall Mackenzie
Item 6 of 7Henry ('Harry') James Lyall Mantell C1992 Conversion to Arts Centre
Item 7 of 7Meldrum & Mantell C1992 Conversion to Arts Centre


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp280

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder11 September 1897  p208
Item 2 of 3Builder11 September 1898LXXV HS says 11 September 1898 - possible error
Item 3 of 3BuilderEarly 1899LXXVI p576 - obituary of William Low Henderson

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Harry MantellInformation sent via'Contact Us' on DSA website Sent October 2009
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37627