Basic Site Details

Name: Fraserburgh Free Church
Town, district or village: Fraserburgh
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: NB Pirie was responsible for the design of a number of the details such as the corona lights which were 'specially designed' by them and made by Fyfe & Co, Aberdeen

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1South 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 1Seaforth StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 10August 1877  Drawings dated
Item 2 of 108 October 1877  Plans accepted
Item 3 of 1018781879  
Item 4 of 104 March 1878  Pirie received instructions to proceed with plans for church
Item 5 of 107 March 1878  Plans (detailed) begun
Item 6 of 1022 June 1878 Journal reference 
Item 7 of 1020 July 1878  Tenders submitted
Item 8 of 1027 November 1878 Foundation stone 
Item 9 of 10October 1880 Opened 
Item 10 of 101935 AdditionChurch hall


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 Bridgeford PirieArchitectA18781879 
Item 2 of 4Brebner & JenkinsArchitectural practice, BuildersB18781879Mason George Simpson
Item 3 of 4George Angus MitchellArchitectC1935 Church hall
Item 4 of 4George Bennett Mitchell & SonArchitectural practiceC1935 Church hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp27, 195-197, 209

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Aberdeen Daily Free Press5 October 1877   
Item 2 of 5Aberdeen Daily Free Press23 September 1880   
Item 3 of 5Aberdeen Journal5 January 1877   
Item 4 of 5Aberdeen Journal22 June 1878   
Item 5 of 5Banffshire JournalSeptember 1880  Cutting in Pirie Collection

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31878 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Contemporary photograph and one drawing mounted on card showing 'side elevation' (with indications that he provided more than one design ('the tower is varied on this elevation'). Photocopies of contract drawings, (contract dated 28 September and 3 October 1878). Also draft of specifications. Details in 1878 Notebook of ground round church and costs of acquiring it. Diary of 1878. Numerous other documents - including tender offers, tradesmen's accounts and newscuttings; grey box, nos 1-99 (drawings and photocopies of drawings)