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Basic Site Details

Name: Augustine Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Augustine Bristo Congregational Church  
Item 2 of 2Dt Alexander's Church Name in 1850s

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Augustine Church, George IV BridgeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 9July 1856  Competition held
Item 2 of 918571861 Design by Hays of Liverpool, and built
Item 3 of 923 January 1857  Hay formally selected
Item 4 of 930 November 1857 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 97 October 1859  Bryce consulted on structural problems and report drawn up
Item 6 of 9May 1860  Bryce took over job
Item 7 of 91861  Bryce called in to rectify faults - insertion of cast-iron columns
Item 8 of 9November 1861  Opened
Item 9 of 98 November 1861 Opened 


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 8Thomas DaviesArchitect 18561857 
Item 2 of 8James PitbladdoArchitect 18571861Joint clerk of works with John Maule
Item 3 of 8John MauleArchitect 18571861Joint clerk of works with James Pitbladdo
Item 4 of 8J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA18571861 
Item 5 of 8James Murdoch HayArchitectA18571861 
Item 6 of 8John HayArchitectA18571861 
Item 7 of 8William Hardie HayArchitectA18571861 
Item 8 of 8David BryceArchitect 1861 Alterations to rectify construction faults


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Argyle Square Chapel, independent congregation formerly of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 6Brockington, Mary A contrast striking and agreeable to the Eye: John Hay and the building of Augustine Chruch, Edinburgh Unpublished article, copy held in DMW archivepp4, 6, 10, 16, 17
Item 3 of 6Fiddes, Valerie and Rowan, Alistair1976David Bryce 1803-1876 Exhibition Catalogue, University of Edinburgh 
Item 4 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp148
Item 5 of 6Murray, Abijah1911The Story of Augustine Church 1862-1877   
Item 6 of 6Walker, David M2002Presbyterian Variations on Themes by Sharpe and Pugin:The Scottish Work of the Hays of Liverpool Architectural Heritage XIII, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp99-127p122

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Scotsman2 November 1861   
Item 2 of 2Scotsman9 November 1861   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26707 


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