Basic Site Details

Name: Free West Church
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 8,473.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Matthew'sYesOn union with Bridgend, Wilson Memorial and Middle
Item 2 of 2West Free ChurchYes 

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 2Tay StreetYes 
Item 2 of 234, WatergateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418 May 1870 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 418711872  
Item 3 of 423 November 1871 Opened 
Item 4 of 41895  Alterations and additions


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 4John HoneymanArchitectA18691872New church, reconstruction of earlier building for hall (situated in Watergate)
Item 2 of 4Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceB1895 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 4John HoneymanArchitectB1895 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 4John KeppieArchitectB1895 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Turnbull, M, Huntingtowerfield 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp587
Item 2 of 2Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp54-6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder30 October 1869XXVII  
Item 2 of 4Builder18 June 1870XXVIII  
Item 3 of 4Building News1 December 1871   
Item 4 of 4Building News18 July 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39312 
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39313 
Item 3 of 5Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 4 of 5Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 96
Item 5 of 5Perth City LibraryPerth Dean of Guild 5 August 1895