Basic Site Details

Name: St Leonard's Free Church
Town, district or village: Perth
City or county: Perthshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Old HS List (now superseded) referred to signed plans by Smart Stewart & Mitchell but does not give location

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Leonard's-in-the-FieldsYes 

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 1Marshall PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618821883Competition held 
Item 2 of 618821885Construction 
Item 3 of 61883 Design exhibitedDesign exhibited (J J Stevenson)
Item 4 of 61884 Design exhibitedDesign exhibited (J J Stevenson)
Item 5 of 6February 1884  Date of some of Stevenson drawings
Item 6 of 61985 AdditionNew 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 7James McGlashen RossArchitectA18831885As assistant to John James Stevenson
Item 2 of 7John James StevensonArchitectA18831885Won competition and appointed for job
Item 3 of 7Arthur ClyneArchitectB1883 Competition design - not successful (alternative estimates submitted July 1882)
Item 4 of 7John Bridgeford PirieArchitectB1883 Competition design - not successful (alternative estimates submitted July 1882)
Item 5 of 7Pirie & ClyneArchitectural practiceB1883 Competition design - not successful (alternative estimates submitted July 1882)
Item 6 of 7William Erskine ThomsonArchitect After 1921Before 1931Decoration and furniture
Item 7 of 7Stewart TodArchitectK1985 Organ case


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Anon2012John James Stevenson (1831-1908) Scottish Churches James M MacLaren Society Journal, v11, Winter 2012-2013, pp5-21pp9-19. Original scheme without tower illustrated.
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John2007The Buildings of Scotland: Perth and Kinross Yale University Presspp586-7
Item 3 of 6Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell18883, no 1168; 18884, no 1245
Item 4 of 6Haynes, Nick2000Perth and Kinross: an illustrated architectural guide Edinburgh: Rutland Presspp27-8
Item 5 of 6In Memoriam1892    
Item 6 of 6NMRS NMRS Jubilee: A Guide to the Collections  p56

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Daily Free Press25 February 1892  Obituary of Pirie
Item 2 of 2Building News25 May 1883   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39310 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Working drawings by Stevenson (copies?) PTD 339/1-19. Original in St Leonard's Perth
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Copy of alternative estimates
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James McGlashen Ross: L v25 no2076; William Erskine Thomson: F no3028 (box 15)