Basic Site Details

Name: Convent of the Sisters of Mercy
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Woodwork executed by Whytock & Reid for Archibald Macpherson.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Catherine's Convent of Mercy  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Convent of Sisters of Mercy/4, Lauriston GardensYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31860 Journal referenceOriginal building
Item 2 of 318871895 Chapel, refectory and community room wing, guest wing, and additions
Item 3 of 318891899 Inlaid Italian walnut stalls for chapel


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 3David CousinArchitectA1860  
Item 2 of 3Archibald MacphersonArchitectB18871895Chapel, refectory and community room wing, guest wing, and additions
Item 3 of 3Archibald MacphersonArchitectC18891899Inlaid Italian walnut stalls for chapel


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder24 November 1860XVIII  
Item 2 of 3RIAS Quarterly1928no25, SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Macpherson's obituary, pp15-23
Item 3 of 3Scotsman4 September 1878  Described as 'nunnery at Lauriston, Edinburgh'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30205 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Archibald Macpherson: F v17 p144 no1168 (microfilm reel 12)