Basic Site Details

Name: Cowgate Free Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Faith NightclubYes 
Item 2 of 2Wilkie House TheatreYes 

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 1Cowgate Just east of Guthrie Street


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418591860  
Item 2 of 41879  Enlargement
Item 3 of 4December 2002 DamageSuffered internal smoke and water damage during the Cowgate Fire.
Item 4 of 4Early 2000s2001Alteration/conversionConversion to Nightclub.


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 4Patrick WilsonArchitect 18591860 
Item 2 of 4James M ThomsonArchitectA18771878Enlargement
Item 3 of 4Robert Thornton ShiellsArchitectA18771878Enlargement
Item 4 of 4Shiells & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1877 or 18781878Enlargement


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 Ltdp225

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder22 February 1879XXXVII  
Item 2 of 2Edinburgh Evening News9 December 2002   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild16 August 1860This may not be the correct church
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47859