Basic Site Details

Name: Free Church Assembly Hall
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1General Assembly HallYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Castle HillYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518581859  
Item 2 of 513 March 1858  'Proposed' Free Church Assembly Hall
Item 3 of 518 May 1859  Opened
Item 4 of 51896  Alterations and additions (design exhibited)
Item 5 of 519011903 Alterations


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 7David BryceArchitect 18581859 
Item 2 of 7Hardy & WightArchitectural practiceA1896 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 7Henry HardyArchitectA1896 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 7John Rutherford WightArchitectA1896 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 7George Washington BrowneArchitectA19011903Reconstruction for union of Free and UP churches as UF Church
Item 6 of 7John More Dick PeddieArchitectA19011903Reconstruction for union of Free and UP churches as UF Church
Item 7 of 7Peddie & Washington BrowneArchitectural practiceA19011903Reconstruction for union of Free and UP churches as UF Church


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Free Church Synod 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Free Church of Scotland Blue Books  1857; 1858; 1859
Item 2 of 2RSA1896   485 for 1896 alterations and additions

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect29 May 1903  p380
Item 2 of 5Builder15 March 1858XVI Proposed new hall
Item 3 of 5Builder23 May 1903LXXXIV  
Item 4 of 5Building News13 May 1859   
Item 5 of 5Witness6 March 1858   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild four sheets dated 23 June 1858
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh University LibraryPlans