Basic Site Details

Name: St Anne's Church
Town, district or village: Corstorphine
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: CORSTORPHINE, N.B.—The new church of St. Anne at Corstorphine was dedicated and formally opened on Saturday afternoon by the Moderator. The church is built of stone, and is designed in the Romanesque style. There is a nave with a space set apart for the choir at the east end, and further to the east a semi-circular apse for the Communion table, with an arcaded bench round the walls for the minister and elders. The floor of the apse and choir is laid with Iona marble. The side aisles are simple passages, leading to broad aisles or chapels on the north and south sides. The principal lighting of the church is from overhead, from the 28 clerestory windows. All the pews and doors of the church have been executed in oak. The pulpit is a gift, and is of oak, richly carved on the front, and set upon four columns. The Communion table is also richly carved. The exterior of the church is designed on simple lines, and natural faced low courses without specially dressed stones are employed. The architect is Mr. P. McGregor Chalmers, Glasgow.[Building News 10 October 1913 p504]

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 2Kaimes RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2St John's RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419111912 From 1911 onwards
Item 2 of 419131925 Furnishings and panelling (plans dated)
Item 3 of 419281930 Hall
Item 4 of 41953 AdditionFurnishings in N chapel


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 4Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect 19111912From 1911 onward
Item 2 of 4(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 19131925Furnishings and panelling
Item 3 of 4Thomas Bowhill GibsonArchitect 19281930Hall and enlargement of Guild Room
Item 4 of 4William Gordon DeyArchitectD1953 Furnishings in N Chapel


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp525
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1914   137

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 February 1911C  
Item 2 of 2Building News10 October 1913  p504 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 3/1912
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27297 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/63
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection 3 drawings of hall
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Bowhill Gibson: L no4726 (combined box 5)