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Brechin, Panmure Street, West And St Columba's Parish Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Brechin, Panmure Street, West And St Columba's Parish Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Brechin, Southesk Street, West And St Columba's Parish Church; East United Free Church; Baptist Church

Canmore ID 149271

Site Number NO56SE 82

NGR NO 59866 60416

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Brechin
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Architecture Notes

NO56SE 82 59866 60416

NO56SE 82.01 59867 60409 Church hall


Architects: J., W.H. and J.M. Hay of Liverpool in 1856 - foundation stone July 1855.

Hall designed by: Major Thomas Martin Cappon in 1897.


Public Library (Scottish Room) - "Guide to Brechin" 1884 by D.H. Edwards - Text.

"Building Chronicle" Vol. 2 p. 87. 01/08/1856 - text.

Site Management (8 August 2008)

(Church) mid decorated with curvilinear tracery, individual treatment. Body of church sophisticated random rubble, tower coursed rubble. Tall 2-light window rising into gablet, projecting porch and four 2-light windows at buttressed flank elevation to Southesk Street. South-west flank similar with five 2-light windows, that nearest tower rising into gablet. High kerb roof with large slates. Sturdy tower with diagonal buttresses and stone spire with unusual broad rising from belfry stage, elaborate doorway with head label stops and cusped inner order, 4-light window over, 2-light window at belfry stage, lower lucarnes with steep gabled 2 lights, upper lucarnes tiny gablets. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)


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