St Salvador's Church
One of his few works in Scotland, St Salvador’s was designed by one of Britain’s foremost Gothic Revival architects, G. F. Bodley in 1868. Glorious painted interior, one of the most significant of the 19th century Gothic Revival in Scotland.
Stencilled decoration to the walls and ceiling, the splendour and richness increasing in the chancel and apse. The nave is predominantly green with cream above; the chancel a warm red and the reredos is rich with gold. The eye is drawn to the brightly coloured and gilded screen and beyond to the high altar and reredos. The magnificent panelled and painted reredos fills whole of the east wall and has a central figure of Christ crucified and 18 painted copper panels of the Apostles, Angels, the Virgin and St John with a painting of the Annunciation above. Organ by Wadsworth & Maskell, 1882, with an elaborate and richly carved and highly coloured case.
For Doors Open Days visitors will receive warm welcome, guided tours, or the freedom to explore this beautiful space in private.
Guided tours on request.
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- Salvador Street
- DD3 7EW
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