Basic Site Details

Name: Melrose UP Church
Town, district or village: Melrose
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 2,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Church of Scotland After being UP, and before becoming RC
Item 2 of 3High Cross ChurchYes 
Item 3 of 3Melrose RC ChurchYes 

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1High Cross AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518651866  
Item 2 of 5March 1866  Original cruciform scheme
Item 3 of 5July 1866  Executed scheme
Item 4 of 5October 1867 OpenedOriginal church
Item 5 of 513 October 1872  Opened 'anew' after enlargement with redesigned tower by Adam Beattie, builder


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 6Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectA18651866 
Item 2 of 6John Dick PeddieArchitectA18651866 
Item 3 of 6Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceA18651866 
Item 4 of 6Adam BeattieArchitect, BuilderB1872 Enlarged church and redesigned tower - his nephew William Hamilton Beattie may have provided the design
Item 5 of 6William Beattie & SonsArchitectural practiceB1872 Enlarged church and redesigned tower
Item 6 of 6William Hamilton BeattieArchitectB?1872(?) May have provided design for his uncle Adam Beattie's enlargement of the church and redesign of the tower


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp546
Item 2 of 2Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume , p473

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37777 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1860/112/1