Basic Site Details

Name: Mayfield UP Church
Town, district or village: Mayfield
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 7,000.

David Sharpe refers in his LRIBA nomination papers to an 'EU Church Mayfield Road' (cost: 9,000), on which he worked as an assistant. This is assumed to refer to this church.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fountainhall Road Church  

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 2Fountainhall RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Mayfield Road(?)YesAs per David Sharpe's LRIBA papers - possibly erroneous


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418961897  
Item 2 of 427 November 1897  Church opened
Item 3 of 41910 Build/constructionDesign for completion
Item 4 of 4c. 1921c. 1926 Alterations - chancel, re-seating, heating, war memorial panel
rial panel etc


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 5David SharpeArchitectA1896 As assistant to James Graham Fairley
Item 2 of 5James Graham FairleyArchitectA18961897 
Item 3 of 5Robert Matthew MitchellArchitectA18961897As assistant to James Graham Fairley
Item 4 of 5James Graham FairleyArchitect 1910 Completion
Item 5 of 5(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect c. 1921c. 1926Alterations - chancel, re-seating, heating, war memorial panel


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Academy Architecture1898 Part 2 p14
Item 2 of 6Cant, M1990Sciennes and the Grange  p126
Item 3 of 6Royal Academy exhibitors    1910, no 1671
Item 4 of 6RSA1898   559
Item 5 of 6Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside Presspp468-470
Item 6 of 6Walker, J J1928Fountainhall Road Church, Edinburgh: history of the congregation 1828-1928   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal7 July 1934v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp890 - obituary of James Graham Fairley

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/23
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Matthew Mitchell: L v19 no1466; David Sharpe: L v25 no2091 ('EU Church Mayfield Road')