Basic Site Details

Name: Old St Paul's Episcopal Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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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 2Old St Paul's, High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Old St Paul's, Jeffrey StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61878  Restoration
Item 2 of 618811883 Further restoration work
Item 3 of 618891892 South end of nave
Item 4 of 61893 Design exhibitedTriptytch
Item 5 of 619041906 Seabury aisle
Item 6 of 619241926 Warriors' Chapel and other alterations


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 12(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA1878  
Item 2 of 12George HendersonArchitectB18811883Succeeded to commission.
Item 3 of 12Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceB18811883Succeeded to commission.
Item 4 of 12William HayArchitectB18811883Succeeded to commission.
Item 5 of 12George HendersonArchitectC18891892South end of nave - also altar and reredos in chancel at unspecified date
Item 6 of 12Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceC18891892South end of nave - also altar and reredos in chancel at unspecified date
Item 7 of 12George HendersonArchitectE1893 Triptytch
Item 8 of 12Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceE1893 Triptytch
Item 9 of 12Alan Lawrie Goodwin (or Alan Laurie Goodwin, or Alexander Lawrie Goodwin, or Allan L Goodwin)ArchitectD19041906Additions, including Seabury aisle - as assistant to George Henderson, and completed work after Henderson's death
Item 10 of 12George HendersonArchitectD19041905Seabury aisle - completed by A L Goodwin after Henderson's death
Item 11 of 12Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceD19041905Seabury aisle
Item 12 of 12Harold Ogle TarboltonArchitect 19241926Warriors' Chapel, entrance and Calvary Stair and other alterations. This conflicts with the information given in 'Buildings of Scotland' and HS lists which give Matthew Montgonerie Ochterlony as architect. However the drawings for the work bear the address 117 Hanover Street wich was Tarbolton's address from 1912-24.

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 1Old St Paul's Episcopal Church, Laurie Memorial Building 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp166-7
Item 2 of 4RSA1883   990, 1005
Item 3 of 4RSA1888   741
Item 4 of 4RSA1893   344 (triptytch)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect12 July 1889   
Item 2 of 3Builder28 September 1878XXXVI  
Item 3 of 3Builder23 September 1881XLI Hay & Henderson work

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Jim Wynn-Evans, project manager of restoration work at St Paul's, 2010Information via DSA website Sent January 2010
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27212 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH1/9-25; HH!/49
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A L Goodwin: L v17 no1295