Basic Site Details

Name: Elgin Cathedral
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
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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 5Early 1200s Build/construction 
Item 2 of 51816 RepairNew roof on chapter house
Item 3 of 51826  Measured plans
Item 4 of 51847 Design exhibitedRestoration drawing of east end of Cathedral
Item 5 of 5Late 1840s  Restoration


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 7Master Gregory DEarly 1200s  
Item 2 of 7James Gillespie Graham C1816 New roof on chapter house - may have been responsible
Item 3 of 7William Robertson  1826 Measured plan published by W Clarke
Item 4 of 7H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency) BLate 1840s Restoration - William Nixon as Architect for Scotland
Item 5 of 7William Nixon BLate 1840s Restoration - as Architect for Scotland in H M Office of Works
Item 6 of 7John James Laing  1855 Restoration drawing
Item 7 of 7Robert Reid ABefore 1856 Restoration as Chief Architect in Scottish office of Works


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp707
Item 2 of 3RSA1847   653 (Laing drawing)
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp564-6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30853North College Street, Elgin Cathedral Enclosing Wall and Gates