Basic Site Details

Name: Free Tolbooth Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 4,450.

See entry for 23 St Andrew Square for the Scottish Banks Clearing House building on St Andrews Lane, on this site

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 1Free Tolbooth Church, St Andrew Street Lane NorthYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11858   

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 8David BryceArchitect 18561858Placed second in design competition, but subsequently received commission, producing design on 26 June 1856
Item 2 of 8John LesselsArchitect 1856 Unsuccessful competition entry
Item 3 of 8John MilneArchitect 1856 Unsuccessful competition entry
Item 4 of 8Thomas BonnarBuilder 1856 as mason for Bryce
Item 5 of 8J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA1856 Won design competition but commission subsequently given to Bryce after Hays' failure to produce full report by 9 June
Item 6 of 8James Murdoch HayArchitectA1856 Won design competition but commission subsequently given to Bryce after Hays' failure to produce full report by 9 June
Item 7 of 8John HayArchitectA1856 Won design competition but commission subsequently given to Bryce after Hays' failure to produce full report by 9 June
Item 8 of 8William Hardie HayArchitectA1856 Won design competition but commission subsequently given to Bryce after Hays' failure to produce full report by 9 June

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Congregation of the Free Tolbooth 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Walker, 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, pp99-127pp119-20

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 3Building ChronicleAugust 1856   
Item 3 of 3Building ChronicleMarch 1857