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Architecture Notes

Event ID 690791

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Architecture Notes


NO51NW 3.00 51260 16935




St Andrews Castle. Letters and papers concerning repairs undertaken by Principal James Playfair (7 items), including:

1. Estimate by Robert Coldstream for repairing 'the breaches in the front', 11 sept. 1802.

2-3. Letter from Playfair enclosing petition for approval of estimate, 14 Sept. 1802.

7. Letter from Playfair announcing completion of work; he has been 'sufficiently economical insomuch that the mason reckons it is a sorry job', 16 April 1803.

8. Letter from Playfair mentioning that he has 'prevailed on a young gentleman to undertake a description of our venerable remains, which I hope will soon be submitted to the publick', 20 Sept. 1803.



St Andrews. Papers relating to work at castle, cathedral, priory and parish church (5 items), including:

2. Memorandum concerning imprest for repairs to priory in December 1809, 30 Nov. 1833.

3. Account of Sir Henry Jardine of sums imprested to him for repairs on [parish] church, castle and cathedral, 1802-5, 1833.

4. Letter from clerk to heritors, requesting payment of crown's proportion of expenditure on repairs to parish church, 12 May 1837.


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