Basic Site Details

Name: Kingussie Free Church
Town, district or village: Kingussie
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new Free Church was opened near the railway station, Kingussie, N.B., on Thursday, the 3rd inst. It measures 56 feet. by 40 feet, and is 21feet high to plate of walls. It is built of blue whtnstone, and the fittings are of pitch-pine. The chief entrance is at the south through a porch surrounded by turret and bell, while at the north end is a vestry. On the platform is a chair in carved walnut and maroon plush. There are galleries on three sides, and the roof is an open one. The style is Gothic, and accommodation has been provided for 600 people at a cost of 1,600. Mr. Laurie, of Inverness, was the architect, and the chief contractors were : Masonry, Messrs. Mackenzie and Macdonald, Kingussie; carpentry, Mr. Laing, Forres; slating, Mr. Catanach, Newtownmore; plastering, Mr Alves, Forres; plumbing, Mr. Ross, Kingussie and painting, Mr. Chisholm, Kingussie. [Building News 11 April 1879 p399]

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 1Ruthven RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21877 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 2July 1879 Opened 


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 3James MatthewsArchitectA1877  
Item 2 of 3Matthews & LawrieArchitectural practiceA1877  
Item 3 of 3William LawrieArchitectA1877  


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News11 April 1879  p399
Item 2 of 2Inverness Advertiser25 January 1877