Restoration of Brechin Cathedral

M176 Restoration of Brechin Cathedral

Address: Church Lane, Brechin DD9 6EU
Date: 1892–1901
Client: Brechin Cathedral restoration committee
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

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The job books of Honeyman & Keppie (later Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh) are now held by The Hunterian, University of Glasgow and include four volumes related to the Mackintosh period. The books were used by the firm to keep a project-by-project, day-by-day record of contractors, suppliers and expenditure. The name of a project and/or client is usually at the top of the left-hand page, followed by information about tradesmen who tendered. The name of the measurer (quantity surveyor) is usually at the top of the right-hand page, followed by information about payments to contractors and suppliers. All of the data for M000 is entered in the tables below.

Page numbering is not consistent in the job books. Sometimes a single number refers to a double-page spread and sometimes each page is individually numbered. Here, each image of a double-page spread is identified by the number given at the top of the left-hand page. (Images of all of the pages from the four job books can be found at Browse Job Books, Visit Book and Cash Book.)

The following information about M000 has been extracted from the job books:

Job book: 53061
Page: 209
Job book: 53061
Page: 211
Job book: 53061
Page: 213
Job book: 53062
Page: 76

Client: Brechin Cathedral restoration committee

Measurer: Douglas, Hunter & Whitson

Tenders:

Contractor Type Address Date Value Accepted
J. H. White [& Son] mason no data in job book 1899 6643 7s 1d yes
(11 December 1899)
Hutcheson & Grant joiner no data in job book 1899 2058 7s 11d yes
(December 1899)
John Davidson slater Brechin 1899 346 17s 0d yes
(16 December 1899)
George Cuthbert plumber Brechin 1899 208 0s 0d yes
(December 1899)
William Meikle & Son glazier no data in job book no data in job book 93 10s 0d yes
John R. Miller organ no data in job book no data in job book 60 0s 0d 1 yes
Jones & Willis light fittings no data in job book 15 August 1901 44 5s 0d 2 yes
James Milne & Son light fittings no data in job book 14 September 1901 77 3s 6d yes
William Kellock Brown sculpture no data in job book 20 September 1901 21 0s 0d 3 yes
John R. Miller organ no data in job book 17 October 1900 400 0s 0d yes
Alex Williamson painter Montrose Street, Brechin 1901 no data in job book no
D. Hutcheon painter Swan Street, Brechin 1901 no data in job book no
J. McIntosh painter Market Street, Brechin 1901 no data in job book no
W. Bruce painter Southesk Street, Brechin 1901 no data in job book no
J. C. Middleton painter Market Street, Brechin 28 September 1901 20 19s 0d 4 yes

Payments (trades):

Name Type Payment out sum
J. H. White [& Son] mason First installment: 25 April 1900
Final installment: 4 July 1902
6581 16s 3d 5
James Grant joiner First installment: 19 September 1900
Final installment: 21 August 1902
2724 15s 5d 6
John Davidson slater First installment: 5 December 1900
Final installment: 29 March 1902
299 19s 7d
George Cuthbert plumber First installment: 5 December 1900
Final installment: 10 July 1902
235 3s 5d 7
William Meikle & Son glazier Payment date: 18 August [1902]
67 19s 11d
John R. Miller organ First installment: 28 March 1900
Final installment: 29 March 1902
400 0s 0d 8
James Grant joiner Payment date: 17 December 1901
134 10s 0d 9
James Grant joiner Payment date: 17 December 1901
21 0s 0d 10
James Grant joiner Payment date: 17 December 1901
27 0s 0d 11
Jones & Willis light fittings Payment date: 17 December 1901
44 13s 0d 12
James Grant joiner Payment date: 21 August [1901]
138 10s 0d 13
J. C. Middleton painter Payment date: 16 August 1902
30 16s 0d 14
James Grant joiner Payment date: 29 September 1903
67 3s 4d 15
James Grant joiner Payment date: 29 September 1903
5 6s 8d 16
James Grant joiner Payment date: 12 August 1904
12 14s 0d 17

Payments (suppliers):

Name Service Payment date Payment sum
James Young Carving First installment: 18 December 1900
Final installment: 29 March 1902
367 3s 6d
John Grundy Heating 28 February 1901 197 0s 0d
David Gauld 'Clark Memorial Window' 120 0s 0d
David Gauld 'Shiress Will [Memorial Window]' 16 October 1902 120 0s 0d
The Metallic Art Co. Brass panel for Clark Memorial 26 November 1902 5 18s 9d
The Metallic Art Co. Brass panel for Shiress Will Memorial 26 November 1902 3 6s 9d
William Paterson & Sons 'Hearse chain' 29 November 1902 2 6s 6d
Charles Grant Clerk of Works First installment: 23 February 1900
Final installment: 27 September 1901
961 14s 4d 18
Hutcheson & Grant Work in connection with laying foundation stone 19 December [1900] 22 8s 9d
Galbraith & Winton no data in job book 26 November [1900] 79 0s 0d

Measurer fee payment: First installment: 28 June 1900
Final installment: 18 August [1902]
143 3s 6d 19

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Notes:

1: For 'removal & reinstating organ'.

2: For 'Electric standards in Choir' at 2 2s 6d each.

3: For 'figures of St Matthew and St Paul for pulpit in bronze silverized', at 10 10s 0d each.

4: 'Estimate for waxing pews'.

5: ' measurer's fee 96 10s 0d'.

6: ' measurer's fee 37 15s 0d'. Early payments were made to Hutcheson & Grant, before James Hutcheson retired from the firm.

7: 'Amount of work at organ supply': 33 13s 0d; half measurer's fee: 3 13s 6d.

8: Miller was paid 12 10s 0d 'extra for console'; this may have been in addition to the 400 he was paid 'as per estimate'.

9: For 'Pulpit & back board'.

10: For 'Kellock Brown Statuettes'

11: For 'Communion table'.

12: For 'lamp standards per est.'

13: For 'organ case including waxing'.

14: Comprises 1 6s 3d for 'numbering of pews'; 8 10s 9d for 'painting iron work &c.'; and 20 19s 0d for 'staining waxing pews'.

15: For 'sarking on aisle roof'.

16: For 'Slag wool at eaves'.

17: For 'Fitting walnut panel boarding at wallheads'.

18: Comprises monthly payments described as 'Grant's outlays', including 12 12s 0d each month for Clerk of Works.

19: This represents half the measurers' full account of 286 7s 0d, the other half being paid by the contractors.