Basic Site Details

Name: Old Parish Church
Town, district or village: Nairn
City or county: Nairnshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: £6,000. 11 entrants in competition.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Old Parish Church, Academy StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218931897Construction 
Item 2 of 21893 Competition held 


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 StarforthArchitect 18931897Won competition and secured job. Similar design to the same architect's Trinity North Church, Kelso.
Item 2 of 4John ThomsonArchitectA1893 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 4Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectA1893 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 4Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceA1893 Competition design - not successful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1894    
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp278
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1894   859 (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 4 of 4Harper, 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 2BuilderEarly 1893LXIV p193
Item 2 of 2Dundee Advertiser27 March 1893   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38400 
Item 2 of 2Nairn District Technical ServicesPlans