Basic Site Details

Name: Tomintoul Parish Church
Town, district or village: Tomintoul
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Scottish Churches database:
The parish church of the village is located north of the central square, along Main Street. A small church hall was built across the road. The church is an important building as it is one of the famous 'Telford Churches', which were built during the early to mid 19th century. As part of the post-Napoleonic wars celebrations the British government established a Commission to build over 40 new churches and manses across the Highlands of Scotland. The renowned civil engineer Thomas Telford was chosen as the architect and he built his churches to a standard, simple plan. Tomintoul Parish Church was built in 1826 at a cost of 750


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21826 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 224 January 1899 Journal referenceRenovation


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 3William ThomsonSurveyorA18261827Carried out Telford's design
Item 2 of 3Thomas TelfordEngineerB1826  
Item 3 of 3John RobertsonArchitect 1899 Renovation


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Maclean, Allan1989Telford's Highland Churches   
Item 3 of 4Scottish Church Heritage Research (Scottish Church Heritage Research website, database of sites) Scottish Church Heritage Research 
Item 4 of 4Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Presspp432, 748

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Elgin Courant and Courier21 September 1900   
Item 2 of 2Inverness Courier24 January 1899   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register8927