Basic Site Details

Name: Catholic Apostolic Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Altar (by R R Anderson) later moved to in St Mary's RC Cathedral - see separate entry.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Mansfield Traquair Centre  

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 1Mansfield PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418721876  
Item 2 of 41882 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 41884  Completion of West end
Item 4 of 41894  Baldacchino


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 8(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18721876Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 8(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectB1884 Completion of West end
Item 3 of 8George Washington BrowneArchitectB1884 Completion of West end
Item 4 of 8Hew Maitland Wardrop (later Hew Montgomerie Wardrop)ArchitectB1884 Completion of West end
Item 5 of 8Thomas Tolmie PatersonArchitectB1884 As apprentice to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 6 of 8Wardrop, Anderson & BrowneArchitectural practiceB1884 Completion of West end
Item 7 of 8(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectC1894 Baldacchino constructed
Item 8 of 8Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceC1894 Baldacchino constructed


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell18882, no 1172
Item 2 of 4RSA1873   752
Item 3 of 4RSA1874   704
Item 4 of 4Thomson, Duncan, Cumming, Elizabeth and Allardyce, Fiona2006A Guide to The Mansfield Traquair Centre Edinburgh: Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect1 August 1884   
Item 2 of 3Builder5 October 1872XXX Design
Item 3 of 3Scotsman22 November 1873   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) For baldacchino.
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26849