Basic Site Details

Name: St John's Church
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Kirk of the Holy Cross of St John the Baptist  
Item 2 of 4St John's East Church  
Item 3 of 4St John's KirkYes 
Item 4 of 4St John's 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 2St John's PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2St John's StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81828 RepairRepairs and alterations begun at this date but not fully completed.
Item 2 of 818911892 Restoration - proposals as single church
Item 3 of 818921896 Reduced scheme carried out
Item 4 of 81896 Design exhibitedProposed restoration as initially conceived, including restoration of nave, including rebuilding of Halkerston Tower - the latter not executed
Item 5 of 819231931RestorationRestoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War: rebuilding of medieval nave. Re-furnishing. Three E bays of the choir screened off as John Knox Chapel with screen on W front and one bay of return of oak screen.
Item 6 of 81928  Sketch plan of window drawn by Thomson
Item 7 of 81970 Alteration/conversionScreen at John Knox Chapel moved forward and extended
Item 8 of 81980 Restoration 

People

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 11James Gillespie GrahamArchitectE1828 Repairs and alterations begun at this date but not fully completed.
Item 2 of 11Andrew Granger Heiton (or Andrew H Heiton Granger)ArchitectC18921896Restoration
Item 3 of 11Andrew Heiton (junior)ArchitectC18921896Restoration
Item 4 of 11(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectA19231929Restoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War. Re-furnishing. Three E bays of the choir screened off as John Knox Chapel with screen on W front and one bay of return of oak screen.
Item 5 of 11John Fraser MatthewArchitectB1928After 1931Restoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War. Re-furnishing.
Item 6 of 11Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceB1928After 1931Restoration to single church as memorial to men of Perthshire who had fallen in War. Re-furnishing.
Item 7 of 11Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)Architect c. 1928 Sketch plan of window (signed by Leslie Graham Thomson & Associates)
Item 8 of 11Walter Schomberg Hepburne ScottArchitectG1970 Screen at John Knox Chapel moved forward and extended
Item 9 of 11Gordon & DeyArchitectural practiceD1980 Restoration
Item 10 of 11Roy Gerard WalmesleyArchitectD1980 Restoration. Job architect.
Item 11 of 11William Gordon DeyArchitectD1980 Restoration. Partner in charge.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Academy Architecture1896 part 2 p81
Item 2 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p39
Item 3 of 7Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Pressp573- 80
Item 4 of 7Hooker, W (Introduction)1843Perthshire Illustrated  p14
Item 5 of 7Hunter, Thomas1932St John's Kirk, Perth: a history Perth 
Item 6 of 7Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177
Item 7 of 7Simpson, W Douglas1958A History of St John's Kirk, Perth  pp31-2

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder3 October 1952  p488 - news of appeal launch, intended to raise 50,000 for repair and maintenance
Item 2 of 4Building News15 August 1890  p234
Item 3 of 4Dundee Advertiser10 December 1890   
Item 4 of 4Dundee Advertiser5 March 1894  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39300 
Item 2 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCowie and Seaton Collection CSE 1920/141/1 - full-size details of heraldic shields, by Lorimer & Matthew
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR P/5
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive PT 10447, PT 309/1, 11-12 (photo of drawings)
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Fraser Matthew: L no3904 (box 18) & F no2945 (box 14)
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore28407