Basic Site Details

Name: St Mark's Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St John's Episcopal Church Early references give it as St John's rather than St Mark's

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 2287, High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2St Mark's PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518251826Build/constructionOriginal building
Item 2 of 51825 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 51892  Alterations
Item 4 of 51918  Reredos
Item 5 of 519681980Restoration 


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 8(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitect   Stained glass (date not known) and furnishings - with Andrew Watson Turnbull. Perhaps also with Tarbolton, depending on date
Item 2 of 8Archibald ElliotArchitectGBefore 1823 Provided a plan gratuitously.
Item 3 of 8Robert GrayArchitectB1825 Built chapel to the designs of Archibald Elliot?
Item 4 of 8George HendersonArchitectA1892 Alterations
Item 5 of 8Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceA1892 Alterations
Item 6 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitect 1918 Reredos
Item 7 of 8Ian MillarArchitectA19681980Restoration work in phases.
Item 8 of 8Ian Millar AssociatesArchitectA19681980Restoration work in phases.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p82
Item 2 of 4Baird, William1898History of Duddingston and Portobello   
Item 3 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp651

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Caledonian Mercury14 February 1825   
Item 2 of 3Edinburgh Evening Courant31 March 1825   
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalMarch 1947v54London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp286 - obituary of Ochterlony for glass

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27245 
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/123 (reredos)
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index Ochterlony glass
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive  
Item 5 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from D C Mays