Basic Site Details

Name: Free High Church
Town, district or village: Inverness
City or county: Inverness-shire
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 Columba High Current name

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Columba, Bank StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Fraser StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418511852 Original church by Mackenzie and Matthews
Item 2 of 41866  Addition of transept
Item 3 of 41944 Design exhibitedDesign for restoration exhibited
Item 4 of 419481953 Restoration of church after fire (including communion table and minister's chair)


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 6James Matthews C1851  
Item 2 of 6Mackenzie & Matthews C18511852 
Item 3 of 6Thomas Mackenzie C1851  
Item 4 of 6John Rhind  1866 Addition of transept
Item 5 of 6Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall) A1944 Design for restoration
Item 6 of 6Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall) B19481953Restoration of church after fire (including communion table and minister's chair)

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1UF High Church halls 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp189
Item 2 of 2RSA1944   618

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Inverness Advertiser8 July 1851   
Item 2 of 4Inverness Advertiser6 February 1866  or 2/02/1866?
Item 3 of 4Inverness Advertiser27 November 1866   
Item 4 of 4Inverness Courier20 March 1851   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register35150 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLeslie Grahame Thomson MacDougall Collection LGM 1940/4/1-2