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Basic Site Details

Name: St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by Ewan Christian.

Original contract: £89,770; revised contract £95,016; final figure: £110,000.

HS gives reference to plans held by Mrs Elizabeth Stella Phillips and on premises. Uncertain present location of those held by Mrs Phillips (now deceased)

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Cathedral  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Manor PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Palmerston PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 918721873 Competition
Item 2 of 91873 Design exhibitedScott's design and Street's design
Item 3 of 9May 18741879Construction 
Item 4 of 918781879 Choir stalls, bishop's throne, pulpit and sedilia
Item 5 of 91897  Seating proposals
Item 6 of 91898  Furnishing of Lady Chapel
Item 7 of 91917 Design exhibitedCompletion of west towers
Item 8 of 91922  Interior alterations for the Chapel of the Resurrection and to rood.
Item 9 of 91959  Font and screen in St Margaret of Scotland Screen

People

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 24Alexander RossArchitect 1872 Competition design
Item 2 of 24George Edmund StreetArchitect 1872 Recommended in competition by assessor, Ewan Christian
Item 3 of 24(Sir) George Gilbert ScottArchitect, Architectural practiceA18721878Won in competition although G E Street had been recommended
Item 4 of 24Charles George Hood KinnearArchitectB1872 Competition design
Item 5 of 24John Dick PeddieArchitectB1872 Competition design
Item 6 of 24Peddie & KinnearArchitectural practiceB1872 Competition design
Item 7 of 24John LesselsArchitect 1873 Competition design
Item 8 of 24William BurgesArchitect 1873 Competition design
Item 9 of 24Edwin MorganArchitectA18741878As clerk of works for work by George Gilbert Scott (also for subsequent completion)
Item 10 of 24Edwin MorganArchitectC18781879Contractor to John Oldrid Scott for choir stalls, bishop's throne, pulpit and sedilia - based on his father's sketches (except woodwork). Also probably organ case
Item 11 of 24John Oldrid ScottArchitectC18781879Choir stalls, bishop's throne, pulpit and sedilia - based on his father's sketches (except woodwork). Also probably organ case
Item 12 of 24Edwin MorganArchitectD18901891Contractor to John Oldrid Scott for Chapter House built to the late G G Scott's 1873 designs
Item 13 of 24John Oldrid ScottArchitectD18901891Chapter House built to the late G G Scott's 1873 designs
Item 14 of 24Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectE1897 Seating proposals
Item 15 of 24George WilsonArchitectE1897 Seating proposals
Item 16 of 24Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceE1897 Seating proposals
Item 17 of 24George HendersonArchitectF1898 Furnishing of Lady Chapel (Morning Chapel)
Item 18 of 24Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceF1898 Furnishing of Lady Chapel (Morning Chapel)
Item 19 of 24William James KennedyArchitectF1898 Furnishing of Lady Chapel (Morning Chapel) - as apprentice to Hay & Henderson
Item 20 of 24Charles Marriot Oldrid ScottArchitectG19131917Completion of western spire to the late G G Scott's 1873 designs
Item 21 of 24Edwin MorganArchitectG1913c. 1917Clerk of works to Charles Marriot Scott for completion of western spire to the late G G Scott's 1873 designs
Item 22 of 24Charles Marriot Oldrid ScottArchitectH1916 Unexecuted design for screen and canopies for choir stalls
Item 23 of 24(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1922 Interior alterations for the Chapel of the Resurrection and to rood.
Item 24 of 24Edith Mary Wardlaw Burnet Hughes (née Burnet)Architect 1959 Font and screen in St Margaret of Scotland Chapel (G G Scott's font was demolished)

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Lethbridge, Very Rev Provost 

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 3St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Montgomery Memorial 
Item 2 of 3St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Monument to Dean Montgomery 
Item 3 of 3St Mary's Cathedral Song School 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Crook, J Mordaunt2013William Burges and the High Victorian Dream Frances Lincoln (New edition)p147
Item 2 of 10Darragh, Alison and Glendinning, Miles2002St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral Edinburgh: a short history and guide RCAHMS Broadsheet No 13 
Item 3 of 10Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp363-5
Item 4 of 10Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1873, nos 1119, 1156 (Scott); 1132, 1143 (Street).
Item 5 of 10Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 6 of 10Rowan, A1997Penetrating the Incognito Salmon, F (ed.): Gothic and the Gothic Revival (SAHGB, 1997) 
Item 7 of 10Royal Academy exhibitors    1917, no 1346
Item 8 of 10RSA1874   944 (Peddie & Kinnear design)
Item 9 of 10Savage, Peter1980Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers Edinburgh: Paul Harris Publishing, 1980 (also paperback ed, London & Edinburgh: Steve Savage, 2005)p177 (for Lorimer work)
Item 10 of 10www.cathedral.net www.cathedral.net   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architect3 February 1873   
Item 2 of 9Architect15 February 1873   
Item 3 of 9Builder24 August 1872XXX p691
Item 4 of 9Builder22 February 1873XXXI Ewan Christian's competition report published in full
Item 5 of 9Builder7 November 1891LXI Chapter House
Item 6 of 9Builder16 April 1898LXXIV or10 April 1898? Check
Item 7 of 9Building News31 January 1873   
Item 8 of 9Building News7 February 1873   
Item 9 of 9Building News14 February 1873   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27441 
Item 2 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection EDD 231/22 Perspective sketch, Peddie & Kinnear design
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH1/4a-5
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1890/10/1/1-4 Check this
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 6 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William James Kennedy: L v18 no1380

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