Basic Site Details

Name: St Andrews RC Pro-Cathedral
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Main body of church demolished after fire. Tower is still extant and is Listed

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618111813 Original church by John McCracken
Item 2 of 618421832 North tower (belonging to school) added
Item 3 of 61858  Addition of spire to tower of 1843 by John H Bell
Item 4 of 61899  Alterations
Item 5 of 61912  Alterations
Item 6 of 61961 DamageDestroyed by 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 14John McCracken E18111813 
Item 2 of 14Marmaduke Constable-Maxwell  18421843North tower (belonging to school) added
Item 3 of 14Alexander Fraser  1858 Addition of spire
Item 4 of 14Charles Edwin Child A18711872Enlargement
Item 5 of 14George Goldie A18711872Enlargement
Item 6 of 14Goldie & Child A18711872Enlargement
Item 7 of 14A B & J Crombie B1880 Decoration - Alan Burgess Crombie responsible
Item 8 of 14Alan Burgess Crombie B1880 Decoration
Item 9 of 14James Barbour C1899 Alterations
Item 10 of 14John McLintock Bowie C1899 Alterations
Item 11 of 14Barbour & Bowie D1912Before 1924Alterations, including baptistery
Item 12 of 14James Barbour D1912 Alterations
Item 13 of 14John McLintock Bowie D1912Before 1924Alterations, including baptistery
Item 14 of 14David Robertson DAfter 1912Before 1924Alterations (baptistery) - as chief assistant or partner in the firm of Barbour & Bowie


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 5Dillon, W1964The Story of St Andrews  p8
Item 3 of 5Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p243-4
Item 4 of 5MacDowall1860Guide to Dumfries  p45
Item 5 of 5MacDowall1867History of Dumfries  p818

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dumfries & Galloway CouncilJames Barbour drawings, Sutherland Dickie & Copland Archive (many not traced, 2010) 1317 and 733
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26342 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Robertson: F no3509 (box 24)