Basic Site Details

Name: Peebles Parish Church
Town, district or village: Peebles
City or county: Peeblesshire
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 1Old Parish ChurchYes 

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 1High StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 717791784Build/construction 
Item 2 of 7c. 1874  Unexecuted proposals
Item 3 of 718751876 Proposed rebuilding (not carried out)
Item 4 of 718851887 Completely rebuilt
Item 5 of 71885 Destruction/demolitionChurch by Brown demolished
Item 6 of 71913  Pulpit
Item 7 of 71937  Chancel reconstructed


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 8James Brown D17791784Plans for new church - but not fully adhered to in execution
Item 2 of 8John Lessels Ac. 1874 Unexecuted proposals
Item 3 of 8Thomas Ross A18751876Proposed rebuilding (not carried out)
Item 4 of 8David MacGibbon B18751876Proposed rebuilding (not carried out)
Item 5 of 8MacGibbon & Ross B18751876Proposed rebuilding (not carried out)
Item 6 of 8William Young C18841887Church completely rebuilt
Item 7 of 8Peter Macgregor Chalmers  1913 Pulpit
Item 8 of 8James Davidson Cairns  1937 Chancel reconstructed


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Wemyss, 9th Earl ofAs principal heritor


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 Pressp 616; pl 24
Item 2 of 3Gunn1917Parish Church of Peebles  p6-7
Item 3 of 3Strang, Charles Alexander1994Borders and Berwick: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  p 232

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architect8 April 1887   
Item 2 of 3Building News8 May 1885   
Item 3 of 3Building News1 April 1887   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39184 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Blackwood and Smith Plans
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 23217-23221(Peebles Dean of Guild plans)
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Young: F v10 p75 (microfiche 108/E2)