Basic Site Details

Name: Montrose Old Church
Town, district or village: Montrose
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Montrose Old Parish Church  
Item 2 of 2Montrose Parish ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71791 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 71811 Plans drawn upPlans for new steeple drawn up by David Logan - not implemented.
Item 3 of 718321834 New steeple
Item 4 of 71885 AdditionOn s side semi-octagonal apse added
Item 5 of 71934  Design for a 'long church' on an east-west axis to replace existing church - not executed
Item 6 of 76 November 1953 * Alteration/conversionPlans in hand for alterations
Item 7 of 719541955Alterations and additionsAlso pulpit

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

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 14David LoganArchitectA1791  
Item 2 of 14David LoganArchitectJ1811 Drew up designs for steeple - not extecuted. Gillespie Graham's design later implemented.
Item 3 of 14Augustus Welby Northmore PuginArchitectH18321834Prehaps involved as assistant to Gillespie Graham
Item 4 of 14James Gillespie GrahamArchitectK18321834New steeple - perhaps assisted by A W N Pugin
Item 5 of 14John SimArchitectH1885 On s side semi-octagonal apse added
Item 6 of 14John Jeffrey WaddellArchitectB1934 Design for a 'long church' on an east-west axis to replace existing church - not executed
Item 7 of 14Thomas Peach Weir YoungArchitectB1934 Design for a 'long church' on an east-west axis to replace existing church - not executed
Item 8 of 14Waddell & YoungArchitectural practiceB1934 Design for a 'long church' on an east-west axis to replace existing church - not executed
Item 9 of 14James Taylor ThomsonArchitectF1953 Plans in hand for alterations
Item 10 of 14William McCreaArchitectF1953 Plans in hand for alterations
Item 11 of 14James Taylor Thomson & McCrea (or Thomson & Partner)Architectural practiceF6 November 1953 * Plans in hand for alterations
Item 12 of 14Thomson, McCrea & SandersArchitectural practiceG19541955Carried out the alterations which the earlier form of the practice had planned.
Item 13 of 14William Hamilton SandersArchitectG19541955Carried out alterations planned by earlier form of the practice
Item 14 of 14William McCreaArchitectG19541955Carried out alterations

* earliest date known from documented sources.


References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep620-21
Item 3 of 4New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  xi, p282
Item 4 of 4Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1934   306

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 November 1953  p720

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Montrose LibraryMontrose Library Plan collection (including Angus District Council Archives) Drawing of steeple by David Logan in burgh records.
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Notes on the building of the Old Church, Montrose, not dated, no author