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Basic Site Details

Name: Old Greyfriars Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 717191722Build/constructionGreyfriars West Church
Item 2 of 71843  Damaged by fire
Item 3 of 71845  Removal of roof and demolition of arcades after fire (NMRS says building collapsed while under construction - therefore plan passed over?)
Item 4 of 718561857 Restoration after fire
Item 5 of 71913  New communion table, pulpit and panelling of sanctuary ('Tercentenary Memorial')
Item 6 of 719311938 New and Old Greyfriars Churches united. Rebuilding of arcades of Old Greyfriars
Item 7 of 71951 Alteration/conversionRecasting of communion table.

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7Alexander McGillArchitectA17191722Greyfriars West Church
Item 2 of 7James Gray SmithArchitect, BuilderB1845 Removal of roof and demolition of arcades after fire
Item 3 of 7Smith & CuthbertsonArchitectural practiceB1845 Removal of roof and demolition of arcades after fire
Item 4 of 7David CousinArchitect 18561857Restoration after fire
Item 5 of 7Herbert Lewis HoneymanArchitect 1913 New communion table, pulpit and panelling of sanctuary ('Tercentenary Memorial')
Item 6 of 7Henry Francis KerrArchitect 19311938New and Old Greyfriars Churches united. Rebuilding of arcades of Old Greyfriars
Item 7 of 7George HayArchitectE1951 Recasting of communion table.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp155
Item 2 of 5Hay, George1957The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches 1560-1843 Oxford: Clarendon Press 
Item 3 of 5Hay, George1959The Kirk of the Greyfriars Edinburghp9
Item 4 of 5RSA1913   429
Item 5 of 5RSA1931   597 (for Kerr work)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder21 June 1845III p305 (Plan submitted after fire of 1843)
Item 2 of 6Builder26 July 1845III p356
Item 3 of 6Builder10 July 1845III p333 (Demolition of old church)
Item 4 of 6Builder2 May 1857XV page 249
Item 5 of 6Building ChronicleMay 1857II p195, check
Item 6 of 6RIBA Journal29 January 1947v54London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp203 - obituary of Henry Francis Kerr

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27018 
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection  
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index  
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Herbert Lewis Honeyman: A no2992 (microiflm reel 24)

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© All rights reserved. The Builder, Vol. XV,  2 May 1857,  page 249.    

© All rights reserved. The Builder, Vol. XV, 2 May 1857, page 249.

© All rights reserved. The Builder, Vol. XV,  2 May 1857,  page 249.    

© All rights reserved. The Builder, Vol. XV, 2 May 1857, page 249.