Basic Site Details

Name: Coldingham Priory
Town, district or village: Coldingham
City or county: Berwickshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 11th century onwards. 'Buildings of Scotland' gives dates for restoration of choir as 1854-1857

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Priory  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218541855 Restoration and refitting of interiors, rebuilding West and South sides, addition of porch and belfry, clearing of surrounding structures to form churchyard
Item 2 of 21955  Reordering of interior


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 5C GrahamArchitect   Signature on a project for restoration over which William Gray has sketched the findings of his 1855 excavations, possibly an original design
Item 2 of 5William Johnston GrayArchitect 1854(?)1855(?)Restoration and refitting of interiors, rebuilding West and South sides, addition of porch and belfry, clearing of surrounding structures to form churchyard. With Balfour Balsille, mason-architect
Item 3 of 5Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectA1955 Reordering of interior
Item 4 of 5Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceA1955 Reordering of interior
Item 5 of 5William Gordon DeyArchitectA1955 Reordering of interior


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp177
Item 2 of 3NMRS NMRS Jubilee: A Guide to the Collections  p15
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p31 - gives date of Gray work as 1835-58

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Berwickshire Naturalists ClubGray & Paterson Collection  
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register4059 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection 47 drawings BWD 27/17-61 (copies from Gray & Paterson Collection)
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index Drawing BWD/27/24
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Dey: A no5824 (stored under F5124, combined box 58); F no5124 (combined box 58)