Basic Site Details

Name: West Coates Parish Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Erected as a Chapel of Ease to St Cuthbert's. West Coates was the first wholly new church to be erected in Edinburgh for the Established Church since the Disruption of 1843.

The foundation stone of a new Presbyterian Church, to be named " West Coates Church," was laid at Edinburgh yesterday. It will be cruciform in plan, and will be erected in the later style of Pointed Gothic. It will be built of freestone, and will seat 900 persons at an estimated cost of 7,500. Mr Bryce is the architect, and Messrs Oman and Mansom the contractors. [Building News 17 July 1868 p490]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Chapel of Ease to St Cuthbert's  

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 2West Coates Parish Church, Coltbridge RoadYesnow Haymarket Terrace
Item 2 of 2Magdala CrescentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318681870Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31962  Congregation joined that in Roseburn Church
Item 3 of 31965 Demolition 


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 1David BryceArchitect 18681870 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Groome, Francis H Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-85) Edinburgh, London & Glasgow: Thomas C Jack, Grange Publishing Worksvol II, p518

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder24 October 1868XXVI  
Item 2 of 4Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 3 of 4Builder23 October 1964  p902
Item 4 of 4Building News17 July 1868  p490 - foundation stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Managers' Sederunt Books 1871-89 CH2 43/10