Basic Site Details

Name: St James the Less Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Penicuik
City or county: Midlothian
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Broomhill RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61882   
Item 2 of 61899  Completed the work - consists of chancel with Perp windows
Item 3 of 61911 Build/constructionAltar rail
Item 4 of 61912  Rood screen and stained glass
Item 5 of 61918  Stained glass
Item 6 of 61980 Restoration 


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 14Robert Thomas Napier SpeirArchitectA1882 Design - with working drawings by Seymour & Kinross
Item 2 of 14Henry SeymourArchitectB1882 Working drawings
Item 3 of 14John KinrossArchitectB1882 Working drawings
Item 4 of 14Seymour & KinrossArchitectural practiceB1882 Working drawings
Item 5 of 14John KinrossArchitect 1899 Completed the work - consists of chancel with Perp windows (furnishings by Tarbolton)
Item 6 of 14Kinross & TarboltonArchitectural practice 1899 Completed the work - consists of chancel with Perp windows (furnishings by Tarbolton)
Item 7 of 14Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectC1899 Completed the work - consists of chancel with Perp windows and furnishings
Item 8 of 14Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)Architectural practiceK1911 Altar rail
Item 9 of 14Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitectD1912 Rood screen
Item 10 of 14Hay Henderson & TarboltonArchitectural practiceD1912 Rood screen
Item 11 of 14(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectE1912 Stained glass
Item 12 of 14(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitectF1918 Further stained glass
Item 13 of 14Ian MillarArchitectG1980 Restoration
Item 14 of 14Ian Millar AssociatesArchitectG1980 Restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p82
Item 2 of 4McWilliam, Colin1978Lothian (The Buildings of Scotland)  p380
Item 3 of 4Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook Various years; dates to be checked   
Item 4 of 4Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 314

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Penicuik Advertiser21 April 1882   
Item 2 of 5Penicuik Advertiser20 November 1885   
Item 3 of 5Scottish Guardian20 November 1885   
Item 4 of 5Scottish Guardian25 June 1897   
Item 5 of 5Scottish Guardian15 June 1900  According to HS date is 15 June 1898 CHECK

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39296 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Plans
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Library Newspaper cuttings