Basic Site Details

Name: Parish Offices
Town, district or village: Elgin
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: It is here assumed that the 'Parish Offices' in Elgin that are mentioned in Wittet's and Stewart's nomination papers are the same as St Giles Church Hall and offices in Greyfriars Street, Elgin, dated 1897, for which drawings are in the Wittet Collection.

PARISH CHURCH HALL, ELGIN - A new parish church hall has just been erected at Elgin. The hall is situated on the north side of Greyfriars Street. The main hall is 71 feet by 39 feet and 25 feet high and is provided with a gallery. It will accommodate 720 persons. To the north of the hall is a smaller hall, 32 feet by 22 feet, and the west wing of the building consists of a third hall. In the basement is the heating apparatus. The building has been designed by Messrs A & W Reid and Wittet, architects, Elgin. [Builder 26 June 1897 p575]

Masons, Davidson & Hay; carpenters A & R Dunbar; plumber, James Ross; slater, George Ogilvie; plasterer, George Gray; painter, William Fordyce; ironwork, George Soutar; all of Elgin. The heating engineers were Mackenzie & Moncur, Edinburgh.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Elgin Parish Hall  
Item 2 of 2St Giles Church Hall and offices  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greyfriars Street(?)Yes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21892   
Item 2 of 21897 Opened 


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 6A & W Reid A18921893 
Item 2 of 6Alexander Reid A18921897 
Item 3 of 6John Wittet A18921893As assistant and subsequently partner to A & W Reid
Item 4 of 6William Reid A18921897 
Item 5 of 6A & W Reid & Wittet A18931897 
Item 6 of 6Hugh Stewart A1893 As apprentice to A & W Reid & Wittet


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp585

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder26 June 1897  p575
Item 2 of 2Elgin Courant10 June 1897   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Elgin Library, Local Heritage CentreWittets & Co Collection DAWP309
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Wittet: L v26 no 2160; Hugh Stewart: L v15 no1025