Basic Site Details

Name: St John's Episcopal Church, Dean Ramsay's monument
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Monument to Dean Ramsay. - The memorial cross which is to be erected on the inclosed ground to the east of St. John's Episcopal Church, Princes street, Edinburgh, was uncovered on Monday. The cross has been executed by Messrs Farmer and Brindley, London, from drawings by Mr R Anderson, architect, ARSA. The cross, which is formed of granite, rises to the height of 26 feet from the ground—the width of the arms being 8 feet 6 inches. On each of the main faces it is divided into panels, in which is inserted bronze bas-reliefs. Those occupying the head and arms of the cross represent the various stages of the Passion, together with the Resurrection and Ascension; and in another series of six, placed three on either face of the shaft, are set forth the Acts of Charity. Large panels at the foot of the shaft are filled in with sculptured ornament of twelfth-century type. In the same style have been treated the bronzes for the small panels formed along the sides of the cross, as well as the stonework of the circle connecting the arms. [Building News 31 October 1879 p538]

Located outside church

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Church  
Item 2 of 2Commemorative monument  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21874  Statue by John Steel under a canopy by Burges proposed
Item 2 of 218781879Build/constructionTo Anderson design


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 2William BurgesArchitect 1874 Proposed statue by John Steel under a canopy by Burges
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitect 18781879Reliefs by Farmer and Brindley

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1St John's Episcopal ChurchInformation about Morning Chapel from book on St John's Chapel - reference now lost.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp278

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder1 June 1878XXXVI  
Item 2 of 2Building News31 October 1879  p538