Basic Site Details

Name: Arbroath Parish Church
Town, district or village: Arbroath
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 1893 competition assessed by Hippolyte Jean Blanc.

Alternative Names

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51831  New steeple
Item 2 of 5After 1881(?)  Alterations?
Item 3 of 51893  Competition for rebuilding after fire, retaining Henderson's spire
Item 4 of 518931896Build/constructionDesign of church and font
Item 5 of 51920  War Memorial


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 16John HendersonArchitect 1831 Steeple
Item 2 of 16Arthur ClyneArchitectDAfter 1881(?) Uncertain what involvement was
Item 3 of 16John Bridgeford PirieArchitectDAfter 1881(?) Uncertain what involvement was
Item 4 of 16Pirie & ClyneArchitectural practiceDAfter 1881(?) Uncertain what involvement was
Item 5 of 16David RobertsonArchitect 1893 Competition design for rebuilding - placed third
Item 6 of 16Hugh GavinArchitect 1893 Competition design for rebuilding - placed fourth
Item 7 of 16George HendersonArchitectA1893 Competition design for rebuilding - placed second
Item 8 of 16Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceA1893 Competition design for rebuilding - placed second
Item 9 of 16(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectB18931896Won competition and secured commission. Alos designed font (1897)
Item 10 of 16Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceB18931896Won competition and secured commission
Item 11 of 16James Cumming WynnesArchitectB18931896As assistant to John James Burnet
Item 12 of 16John Archibald CampbellArchitectB18931896Won competition and secured commission
Item 13 of 16(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectC1920 War memorial
Item 14 of 16John Burnet, Son & PartnersArchitectural practiceC1920 War memorial
Item 15 of 16Norman Aitken DickArchitectC1920 War memorial
Item 16 of 16Thomas Harold HughesArchitectC1920 War memorial


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1895   p57
Item 2 of 5Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p89
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep314-317
Item 4 of 5Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 5 of 5RSA1895   493

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal27 June 1923   
Item 2 of 3Builder1 April 1892LXII  
Item 3 of 3BuilderLate 1893LXV p209

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register21151 
Item 2 of 4Montrose LibraryArbroath Council Minute Books A/1/8 p1-183
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Contemporary photograph
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John James Burnet; James Cumming Wynnes: L v9 no516