© All rights reserved. Builder Vol. 25,  6 July 1867, page 488.  Per Robert Hill 

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Basic Site Details

Name: All Saints Episcopal Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Michael and All SaintsYes 

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 1Brougham PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 201863  Earl Grey Street mission held competition - limited competition
Item 2 of 2018641867ConstructionMain part of church
Item 3 of 203 June 1864 Competition held 
Item 4 of 201866 Design exhibitedFor original building
Item 5 of 2020 March 1866 Plans approvedReduced scheme by Andreson approved, now with saddleback tower instead of a largeer western one. David Bryce was assessor?
Item 6 of 2019 June 1867 Consecrated 
Item 7 of 201869  New high altar gifted to church
Item 8 of 20c. 1869  Altarpiece in the Lady Chapel erected (formerly High Altar)
Item 9 of 201870 AdditionReredos
Item 10 of 201876  Completion of west end of church with bell turret instead of tower: paid for by Mrs Chinnery-Haldane
Item 11 of 2020 June 1876 Openedbut with temporary w end
Item 12 of 201877 Build/constructionSchool and hall built
Item 13 of 201878 Build/constructionRectory paid for by Misses Walker
Item 14 of 2018861888 Scheme to add sacristy and Lady Chapel with organ loft above (on site of original chamber) - proved too expensive, therefore delayed.
Item 15 of 201889  Some preliminary work on Lady Chapel.
Item 16 of 201892  Two windows
Item 17 of 2018961897Build/constructionScheme for sacristy and Lady Chapel carried out
Item 18 of 201900 Alterations and additionsNew reredos by Charles Kempe. Burges' altar moved to Lady Chapel
Item 19 of 20c. 1910  Altarpiece in NW corner of church
Item 20 of 20c. 1960 AdditionRood


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 15William HayArchitect 1864 Submitted design in limited competition
Item 2 of 15William Lambie Moffatt (originally William Lambie Moffat)Architect 1864 Submitted design in limited competition
Item 3 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1864 Submitted design in limited competition.
Item 4 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectF18641867 
Item 5 of 15William BurgesArchitect 1869 High Altar erected replacing simpler one by Rowand Anderson. (Burges's altar later replaced by Charles Kempe's). The Burges altar was modelled by Thomas Nicholls and coloured by Charles Campbell of Harland & Fisher.
Item 6 of 15William BurgesArchitectT1870 Reredos
Item 7 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectE18771878School, hall, rectory
Item 8 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB18861888Scheme to add Lady Chapel with organ loft above (on site of original chamber)
Item 9 of 15Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectB18861887Scheme to add Lady Chapel with organ loft above (on site of original chamber)
Item 10 of 15Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceB18861887Scheme to add Lady Chapel with organ loft above (on site of original chamber)
Item 11 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectD1889 Some preliminary work on Lady Chapel.
Item 12 of 15(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect 1892 Two windows
Item 13 of 15(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC18961897Scheme for Lady Chapel carried out
Item 14 of 15Hamilton More NisbettArchitect 1910 Altarpiece in NW corner of church - imported from St Michael's Hill Square and installed about 1965. Executed by J Gibson and G & H Potts
Item 15 of 15(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitectJc. 1960 Rood; carved by Thoms Good and painted by Harry Lintott.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 3All Saints Parsonage 
Item 2 of 3All Saints Schools and Hall 
Item 3 of 3All Saints, House for Sisters of Charity 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Crook, J Mordaunt2013William Burges and the High Victorian Dream Frances Lincoln (New edition)p152
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp258
Item 3 of 5RSA1866   91
Item 4 of 5SAHGB2012Conference in Edinburgh: pre-conference tour notes   
Item 5 of 5Symondson, Anthony and Bucknall, Stephen2006Sir Ninian Comper: An introduction to his life and work with complete gazetteer Reading: Spire Books and the Ecclesiological Societyp 314

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder6 July 186725 p488
Item 2 of 3Builder3 June 1876XXXIV  
Item 3 of 3Builder12 October 1878XXXVI  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5All Saints Brougham PlaceBuilding Committee Minute Book  
Item 2 of 5All Saints Brougham PlaceVestry minutes and specification For Lady Chapel and organ loft (executed 1896-1897)
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) For main building and side chapel and organ chamber and 1897 side chapel
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27489 
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Original sceme by Anderson with saddleback tower.


© All rights reserved. Builder Vol. 25,  6 July 1867, page 488.  Per Robert Hill 

© All rights reserved. Builder Vol. 25, 6 July 1867, page 488. Per Robert Hill