Basic Site Details

Name: Crichton Royal Institution, Crichton Memorial Church
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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Notes: The Church was opened on 15 October 1897, construction having taken 8 years

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Crichton Memorial ChapelYesSince c1943

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318891897 Date of completion
Item 2 of 318901908 Alternative tower design with reference to organ
Item 3 of 31901  Organ case


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 5George Wilson A18891897Also alternative tower design for organ
Item 2 of 5John Davidson A18891897Acted as executant architect to Sydney Mitchell. Also alternative tower design for organ
Item 3 of 5Sydney Mitchell & Wilson A18891897Also alternative tower design for organ
Item 4 of 5Arthur George Sydney Mitchell A18991897Also alternative tower design for organ
Item 5 of 5Arthur George Sydney Mitchell B1901 Organ case

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Crichton Royal Institution, main buildings 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Darragh, Alison2011Prison or Palace? Heaven or Hell? An architectural and social study of the development of public lunatic asylums in Scot Unpublished PhD thesis, University of St Andrewsvol 2, pp 292-3
Item 2 of 4Easterbrook, C C1940The Chronicle of Crichton Royal (1833-1936) Dumfries 
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p258
Item 4 of 4RSA1890   431 - 'first design'

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect27 June 1890   
Item 2 of 3Builder6 November 1897  p378 with notes.
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal11 November 1911 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Crichton RoyalCrichton Royal Drawings  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register6695 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/1/1-9, 53-54