Basic Site Details

Name: Forres UP Church
Town, district or village: Forres
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 650 (1852); 2,400 (1871); 7,000 (unexecuted proposals for new church - or executed alterations? - 1899-1901)

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Castle Hill UF Church  
Item 2 of 4Castlehill Church  
Item 3 of 4Castlehill UF Church  
Item 4 of 4St Laurence Church HallsYes 

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 91812  Church built
Item 2 of 91852  Repairs
Item 3 of 918701871 Rebuilding
Item 4 of 922 September 1870 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 926 November 1871 Journal referenceReopened after rebuilding
Item 6 of 918991901 Sketch prepared for a new church - alterations only executed(?)
Item 7 of 91901  Church renamed Castlehill UF Church
Item 8 of 910 May 1901 Contracts advertisedFor alterations - shallow lower chancel
Item 9 of 9After 1907Before 1912RestorationRestoration and new hall


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 10A & W ReidArchitectural practiceB1852 Repairs
Item 2 of 10Alexander ReidArchitectB1852 Repairs
Item 3 of 10William ReidArchitectB1852 Repairs
Item 4 of 10John RhindArchitect 18701871Rebuilding
Item 5 of 10Alexander RossArchitectC18991901New church proposed - alterations only executed
Item 6 of 10Donald MacDonaldArchitectC18991901New church proposed - alterations only executed
Item 7 of 10Robert John MacbethArchitectC18991901New church proposed - alterations only executed
Item 8 of 10Ross & MacbethArchitectural practiceC18991901New church proposed - alterations only executed
Item 9 of 10James Robert RhindArchitectD19011902Shallow lower chancel added
Item 10 of 10Robert John MacbethArchitectGAfter 1907Before 1912Restoration and new hall


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 1, p637
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp631

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder3 May 1912  Obituary of Macbeth
Item 2 of 5Building News16 September 1870   
Item 3 of 5Building News10 May 1901  p648
Item 4 of 5Inverness Advertiser8 April 1871   
Item 5 of 5Inverness Courier3 May 1901   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31721 
Item 2 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 185/1/31
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSList of jobs supplied by Mr Alistair Ross, Inverness (given to NMRS in 1950s)  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Donald MacDonald: L v22 no 1718