Basic Site Details

Name: Melrose Parish Church
Town, district or village: Melrose
City or county: Roxburghshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St CuthbertsYes 

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218081810 Original church
Item 2 of 21909 Competition heldCompetition for reconstruction after a fire


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 11John SmithArchitect 18081810 
Item 2 of 11John & Thomas SmithArchitectural practiceA18081810 
Item 3 of 11Thomas SmithArchitect, BuilderA18081810 
Item 4 of 11James Pearson AlisonArchitect 1909 Competition design for reconstruction - not successful
Item 5 of 11Alfred Lightly MacGibbonArchitectA1909 Competition design for reconstruction - not successful
Item 6 of 11MacGibbon & RossArchitectural practiceA1909 Competition design for reconstruction - not successful
Item 7 of 11Thomas RossArchitectA1909 Competition design for reconstruction - not successful
Item 8 of 11John More Dick PeddieArchitectB1909 Won competition and secured job of reconstruction
Item 9 of 11John WilsonArchitectB1909 Had charge of reconstruction - as senior assistant to John More Dick Peddie, who won competition to secure job
Item 10 of 11J M Dick Peddie & Forbes SmithArchitectural practiceB?1909 Peddie won competition and secured job for reconstruction; unclear whether before or after formation of partnership
Item 11 of 11James Forbes SmithArchitectB?1909 Peddie won competition and secured job for reconstruction; Forbes Smith possibly also involved


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cruft, Kitty, Dunbar, John and Fawcett, Richard2006Borders (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Presspp 548-9
Item 2 of 3RSA1914   576
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p180

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register37804 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Heritors RecordsHR 233/3 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1900/78/9
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Wilson: L v21 no1683