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Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's Convent of the Ursulines of Jesus
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
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 1Gillis College chapelYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Religious House  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1113, Whitehouse LoanYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718341835Build/constructionSt Margaret's Convent Chapel
Item 2 of 7c. 18451848 Plans drawn up for conventual buildings and cathedral planned; new windows and redecoration proposed for chancel
Item 3 of 71861  School wing
Item 4 of 71877  Lady Chapel Reredos
Item 5 of 71889  First design for chancel of chapel and other Additions
Item 6 of 718931895ConstructionChancel of chapel and other additions
Item 7 of 7After 1953Before 1960AdditionLarge additions

People

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 8James Gillespie GrahamArchitectD18341835St Margaret's Convent Chapel
Item 2 of 8Augustus Welby Northmore PuginArchitect 18451848Plans drawn up for conventual buildings and cathedral planned; new windows and redecoration proposed for chancel
Item 3 of 8Edward Welby PuginArchitectA1861 School wing: apparently designed in association with James Murray
Item 4 of 8James MurrayArchitectA1861 School wing: apparently designed in association with Edward Welby Pugin
Item 5 of 8George GoldieArchitect 1877 Lady Chapel Reredos, executed by Earp
Item 6 of 8Archibald MacphersonArchitectB1889 First designs for new chancel and other additions
Item 7 of 8Archibald MacphersonArchitectC18931895New chancel and other additions; Lady Chapel; principal altar in alabaster
Item 8 of 8Charles William GrayArchitect After 1953Before 1960Large additions

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Academy Architecture1896 part 1 p71 (second Macpherson design)
Item 2 of 10APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 3 of 10Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 4 of 10Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp594
Item 5 of 10Grant, James1880Old & New Edinburgh  iii. p45
Item 6 of 10Haggart, Gillian1990James Gillespie Graham and AWN Pugin: a study of their relationship with reference to some early Victorian churches… Unpublished essay (for Thomas Ross Award) 
Item 7 of 10Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1897   285 (second Macpherson design)
Item 8 of 10RSA1889   792 (Macpherson's first design)
Item 9 of 10RSA1896   503 (second Macpherson design)
Item 10 of 10RSA1903   421 (altar in alabaster, by Macpherson)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder12 July 1845III p333
Item 2 of 3Builder1861XIX Erroneous reference to William Murray (should be James Murray)
Item 3 of 3RIAS Quarterly1928SpringRoyal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)pp15-23 (Article on the work of Archibald Macpherson)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30664 
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection E W Pugin's plan of projected scheme (photographic copy)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Archibald Macpherson: F v17 p144 no1168 (microfilm reel 12)

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