Basic Site Details

Name: Brechin Cathedral
Town, district or village: Brechin
City or county: Angus
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 11,701.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71847 Build/constructionApex of spire and ball finial replaced. Also semi-ciruclar wooden platforms and ladders added to round tower.
Item 2 of 7September 1898  First plans for restoration
Item 3 of 71900  Restoration commenced
Item 4 of 723 April 1902  Re-opened after restoration
Item 5 of 71925 Build/constructionWall monument to David Wynford Carnegie
Item 6 of 71931 Build/constructionOrgan cases
Item 7 of 7c. 1989 RestorationTower


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 14William Nixon H1847 Apex of spire and ball finial replaced. Also semi-ciruclar wooden platforms and ladders added to round tower.
Item 2 of 14Donald McKay Stoddart A18981900Restoration, alterations and additions - as draughtsman to Honeyman & Keppie
Item 3 of 14Honeyman & Keppie A18981901Restoration, alterations and additions (continued under Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh)
Item 4 of 14John Honeyman A18981902Restoration, alterations and additions
Item 5 of 14John Keppie A18981902Restoration, alterations and additions
Item 6 of 14Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh A19011902Restoration, alterations and additions (begun under Honeyman & Keppie)
Item 7 of 14William Lamb C1925 Wall monument to David Wynford Carnegie
Item 8 of 14Andrew Graham Patrick J1931 Organ cases
Item 9 of 14Charles Geddes Soutar J1931 Organ cases
Item 10 of 14Maclaren Soutar Salmond J1931 Organ cases
Item 11 of 14William Salmond J1931 Organ cases
Item 12 of 14A B Roger & Young Jc. 1989 Restoration of tower
Item 13 of 14Peter McLew Young Jc. 1989 Restoration of tower
Item 14 of 14Robert Fraser Jc. 1989 Restoration of tower


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John2012The Buildings of Scotland: Angus and Dundee Yalep357-364
Item 2 of 3RSA1898   586
Item 3 of 3Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp163-4

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect6 December 1901  p410-411 - extensive note on scope of work
Item 2 of 3Builder28 December 1901  p586 taken from Dundee Courier
Item 3 of 3Building News8 November 1901  p616

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22439 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 296
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Donald McKay Stoddart: L v2 no134 (microfilm reel 29)