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Perth, Atholl Street, St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral

Cathedral (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Perth, Atholl Street, St Ninian's Episcopal Cathedral

Classification Cathedral (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) North Methven Street

Canmore ID 157839

Site Number NO12SW 369

NGR NO 11471 23915

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Perth
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO12SW 369 11471 23915

NO 115 238 Archaeological investigations conducted in April and May 2002 in response to storm damage and subsidence at the W end of Perth Episcopal Cathedral recorded the presence of earlier structures on the site: namely the curtain wall of Perth Barracks (demolished between 1850-90), and the ropework which abutted the barracks to the SW. The ropework wall was the only construction to have been situated directly on where the W end of the cathedral now stands, just passing under the SW corner of the cathedral.

Subsidence of the foundations was also identified, in that the foundations had been forced down into the clay subsoil that occurs throughout the area of the cathedral.

A possible ditch was recorded, running E-W along the line of the cathedral's boundary with Atholl Street. Within the deposits were finds indicating a late medieval to early post-medieval date, suggesting that the boundary was of some permanence prior to the siting of the cathedral.

Archive to be deposited in the NMRS.

Sponsor: St Ninian's Cathedral Vestry.

D Hind 2002.

Architecture Notes

Architect: William Butterfield 1850

F.L.Pearson 1900 (Chapter House and Vestries and remodelled aisle)

Sir Ninian Comper screen (unfinished)



Endowment by the Rt Hon the Lord Forbes of a stall.

1877 GD 52/218


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