Basic Site Details

Name: Church of the Sacred Heart
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sacred Heart RC ChurchYes 

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 1Church of the Sacred Heart, Lauriston PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618811885 New high altar in marble; side chapels and altars
Item 2 of 61881  Alterations
Item 3 of 61895  Pulpit and side chapels
Item 4 of 61897  Aumbry in marbles and bronze
Item 5 of 61898  Proposed marble decoration
Item 6 of 61900  Macpherson's furnishings


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 4(Father) Richard VaughanArchitect 1860 Designed building as a temporary church for later conversion to a hall.
Item 2 of 4Archibald MacphersonArchitectB18811885New high altar in marble; side chapels and altars
Item 3 of 4Archibald MacphersonArchitectC18901898Work in marble
Item 4 of 4Stewart Henbest CapperArchitectA1895 Pulpit and side chapels

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 1Sacred Heart RC Church Hall and Priest's House 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp256
Item 2 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1882   554 (Macpherson)
Item 3 of 6RSA1884   874 - part interior (Macpherson)
Item 4 of 6RSA1895   448
Item 5 of 6RSA1897   540 - aumbray in marbles & bronze (Macpherson)
Item 6 of 6RSA1898   569 - proposed marble decoration (Macpherson)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27266 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Archibald Macpherson: F v17 p144 no1168 (microfilm reel 12)