Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 11942 23546
311942, 723546


Cruciform: 5-bay choir with clustered piers, clerestory and

aisles still with original roof-trusses, completed by 1448:

5-bay nave, with octagonal piers, aisled without clerestory,

transepts and NW Halkerston tower (actually NW porch with

upper chamber) late 15th century; central tower with ribbed

and leaded broach spire completed by 1511, 155' high: N.

transept shortened 1823: upper part of Halkerston tower

demolished: general repair and north and south doorways of

choir c.1827, J Gillespie Graham; repairs to choir 1893-4, A

Heiton and A Grainger Heiton. New roof and aisles to nave,

upper part of Halkerston tower rebuilt general restoration

and complete refurnishing, Sir Robert Lorimer, 1926, Bells;

Skelloch, 1400, Curfew; Maghens, 1506. Baptismal basin one of

earliest in Scotland, has mark of David Gilbert, Edinburgh

goldsmith, made between 1590 and 1594. Stained glass: Macnab

window, W Wilson: East Window, titled, "Last Supper and

Crucifixion", Douglas Strachan, circa 1920, 2 windows by

Marjorie Kemp, 1931 and 1933; others by Ballantine, Stephen

Adam, Meikle and Son, H Hendrie and Louis Davis.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Part of A group with

items 157-160, 285, 289-306, 318-320, 327-331.



OSA v XVIII p.530

NSA v X p. 104

Ecc. Arch. v.III p.104 (il & plan)

T Hunter, St John's Kirk, Perth (il & plan)

W D Simpson, St John's Kirk, Perth (il & plan)

Memorabilia of Perth, p.11 (il).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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