Basic Site Details

Name: Davidson Memorial UP Church, hall
Town, district or village: Canonmills
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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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 1Davidson Church, Eyre CrescentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2c. 1890  Built by G Washington Browne, following Starforth's designs of ten years earlier (cf. separate entry for the church itself)
Item 2 of 21969 Demolition 


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 1George Washington BrowneArchitectAc. 1890 Built by G Washington Browne, following Starforth's designs of ten years earlier (cf. separate entry for the church itself)

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 1Eyre Place UP ChurchCost 8500.
Original tower (by Starforth) unfinished; completed later to a different design.
Now a warehouse.

The United Presbyterian body have erected a large church in Eyre-place, occupying a splendid site forming the centre, of which a large crescent is the circumference. This church is also ante-galleried - ie it has only an end gallery, and by far the greater proportion of the audience are in the area, which is a plain rectangle of rather ungainly width. The congregation are admirably placed as regards the pulpit; but in order to give something like a tolerable appearance to the walls, they are pierced with so many and such large windows on all sides, that the interior is more like a conservatory than a church, and the largest or gable windows face the congregation. The front exhibits the usual arrangement, the gable being reduced in breadth by tower (not finished), and staircase at the other side, "all vertical lines," suggesting something very different from what meets the eye around the corner. The cost of erection was 7,000. [Building News 30 December 1881 p897-899]


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 Ltdp415