Alterations to Rothesay Parish United Free Church

M284 Alterations to Rothesay Parish United Free Church

Address: Castle Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9HA
Date: 1907–8
Client: Rothesay Parish United Free Church
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of exterior of Rothesay Parish United Free Church

1907
29 August: Roof of church collapses. 1
27 September: John Keppie appointed to repair the building. 2
7 October: Keppie has prepared two alternative schemes. The Deacons' Court likes the simpler scheme, 'without any alterations to the interior appearance of the church', but would prefer it without the proposed 'new floors, pews, lining, staircases and porches'. 3
18 November: Keppie has prepared a fresh plan. Mr Whitson of Douglas, Hunter & Whitson is appointed measurer. 4
21 December: Tenders accepted from principal contractors. 5
1908
August: Final payments to slater and plumber. 6
1909
22 January: Final payments to joiner, and for work to tip of spire. 7

Notes:

1: Edinburgh, National Archives of Scotland: Rothesay United Free Parish Church, Deacons' Court Minutes, CH3/486/32, 29 August 1907.

2: Edinburgh, National Archives of Scotland: Rothesay United Free Parish Church, Deacons' Court Minutes, CH3/486/32, 27 September 1907.

3: Edinburgh, National Archives of Scotland: Rothesay United Free Parish Church, Deacons' Court Minutes, CH3/486/32, 7 October 1907.

4: Edinburgh, National Archives of Scotland: Rothesay United Free Parish Church, Deacons' Court Minutes, CH3/486/32, 18 November 1907.

5: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 171.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, p. 171.

7: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53062, pp. 171–2.