Basic Site Details

Name: Invergordon Free Church
Town, district or village: Invergordon
City or county: Ross and Cromarty
Country: Scotland
Parish: Rosskeen
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Cost: £2,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Invergordon Parish 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 1Castle RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518591861Construction 
Item 2 of 51859 Competition held 
Item 3 of 529 November 1859 Journal reference 
Item 4 of 51895  Addition
Item 5 of 53 April 1895  Plans dated (for addition?)


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 10Alexander RossArchitectA18591861Won competition and secured job
Item 2 of 10Ross & JoassArchitectural practiceA18591861Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 10William Cumming JoassArchitectA18591861Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 10A & W Reid & MackenzieArchitectural practiceB1859 Competition design - not successful
Item 5 of 10Alexander ReidArchitectB1859 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 10William ReidArchitectB1859 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 10___ MackenzieArchitectB1859 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 10James MatthewsArchitectC1859 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 10William LawrieArchitectC1859 Competition design - not successful - as chief assistant to James Matthews
Item 10 of 10Barbaretus Sinclair Macdonald (or Sinclair Macdonald)Architect 1895 Addition of hall (other additions/alterations?)


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Ewing, W Annals of the Free Church  Volume II, p218
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp426
Item 3 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1859XVII p573
Item 2 of 4Inverness Advertiser16 August 1859   
Item 3 of 4Inverness Advertiser29 November 1859   
Item 4 of 4Inverness Advertiser26 October 1861   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35072 
Item 2 of 2North Highland ArchivesSinclair MacDonald Collection SM 1890/14/1