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Alloa, Bedford Place, St Mungo's Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Site Name Alloa, Bedford Place, St Mungo's Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Alloa Parish Church; War Memorial

Canmore ID 141253

Site Number NS89SE 104

NGR NS 88349 92651

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Clackmannan
  • Parish Alloa
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Clackmannan
  • Former County Clackmannanshire

Architecture Notes

NS89SE 104 88349 92651

Architect: James Gillespie Graham 1817-1819

Church was painted and the choir seat erected in 1875

REFERENCE - Scottish Record Office

He complains of the heavy burden laid upon him by the building of both Kirks.

*The Clackmannan is nearly finished. *The Alloa is 10' above the base.

1817 GD 124/15/1735/44

*[Architect: James Gillespie (Graham)] 1776-1855]

Addition of a spire to the embattled tower of the new kirk.

Letter from the Earl of Mar to John F M Erskine.

He considers that it will add greatly to the view from Stirling Castle and thinks the spire bears some resemblance to that of the Cathedral at Norwich.

1818 GD 124/15/1735/57

New pulpit for the Kirk.

Payments included in account of intromissions 1682-94 by John Keirie with sums owed to deceased lady Areskine and to the Earl of Mar her heir.

[post 1694] GD124/17/230

[Also a silver communion basin]

Reference to the new parish Church at Alloa made in a letter concerning the division of seating

1819 GD124/9/133

Rebuilding of Family vault. To have a "few Gothic Lance windows" Entrance to remain Eastward Door to correspond properly with the building. Two family arms to be in separate shields.

1819 GD124/15/1735/75

Financing of building of New Kirk.

Financing the building of the new Kirk.

Letter from the Earl of Mar to John F.M. Erskine. The contract is for 4,900 [pounds] but heritors have only contributed 3,700 [pounds].

1819 GD124/15/1735/76

Addition of a spire to the new Kirk of Alloa

The 2 Kirks are a very heavy load on men these disastrous times. The Clackmannan is very near finished and the walls of the Alloa one are fully 10' above the base. I wish we could defer the completing of this for a little time but that is impossible.

1817 GD124/15/1735/47

Letter E. of Mar. to John E.M. Erskine.

Proposed new Church at Alloa.

Letter from the Earl of Mar concerns the 'Town People' appreciation of * Mr. Gillespie [Graham's] plan which he describeds as a handsome one.

1816 GD124/18/1735/36

*[James Gillespie Graham 1776-1855, Architect.]

The provision of a new Clock and Bell for Alloa Steeple.

Note of payment to Ramsay Traquair of Lord Abercromby's proportion of the cost.

Ledger.

1828 GD 124/17/663/2/Page 11D

Alterations to the doors of Alloa Church.

Note of payment of the Earl of Mar's proportion of the cost.

Ledger.

1831 GD 124/17/350/23/Page 124

Financing the building of the New Kirk.

Letter from John Francis Erskine, latterly Earl of Mar, to John F M Erskine.

He writes concerning the problem of erecting a dignified piece of worship. The contract is for a building costing 4,900 [pounds] but the Heritors have only contributed 3,700 [pounds].

1819 GD 124/15/1735/76

Laying the New Church of Alloa with pavement to prevent dry rot.

Note of payment of 67.0.4 [pounds] as the Earl of Mar's proportion of the cost.

Factor's Account.

1824 GD 124/17/410/1

Burden of the expense of building the two Kirks.

Letter from John Francis Erskine, latterly Earl of Mar, to John F M Erskine.

Repair of the Old Steeple of Alloa.

Payment of Lord Abercromby's proportion of the cost.

Ledger.

1821 GD 124/17/663/1/Page 71

Alterations to enlarge the Church.

Obligation by Heritors and Kirk Session of Alloa to grant a new right of seats to the subscribers.

GD 124/9/112

New pulpit and silver Communion basin for Alloa Church.

Cost included in account of intromissions 1682-1694 by John Keirie with sums owed to deceased Lady Erskine and to the Earl of Mar her heir.

N.D. Gd 124/17/230

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