Basic Site Details

Name: North Merchiston Established Church, with hall and beadle's house
Town, district or village: Slateford
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: North Merchiston Established Church, Edinburgh, has made rapid progress during the past six months: the side aisles are roofed, and the main gables are almost completed. The church will accommodate 1,000 without galleries. It is in the Gothic style of the 13th century. The plan consists of a nave and side-aisles, with a small transept for organ at the east end of the north aisle, adjoining which is the vestry. The principal entrance is at the other end under the tower, the base of which forms the porch, while to the west of this is placed a session house, a hall for prayer meetings, etc, a commodious beadle's house, etc, so that the total length of the buildings is 197 feet. The width of the church inside is 62 feet 6 inches, and the height from floor to top of ridge is 66 feet. The tower is nearly 30 feet square, and rises to a height of 134feet 6 inches above the road. The architect of tho building is Mr Honeyman, of Glasgow. [Building News 4 November 1881 p606]

Cost 12,557.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Michael's Parish 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 2Harrison RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Slateford RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418811883  
Item 2 of 428 November 1883  Church opened
Item 3 of 418951896 Organ case and alterations
Item 4 of 41895  Church built


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 3John HoneymanArchitectA18811883 
Item 2 of 3Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceB18951896Organ case and alterations
Item 3 of 3John HoneymanArchitectB18951896Organ case and alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cant, Malcolm1995Gorgie and Dalry Edinburgh: Malcolm Cant Publicationspp86-7
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp505
Item 3 of 3Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp125-6

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7British Architect4 November 1881   
Item 2 of 7British Architect28 December 1883   
Item 3 of 7Builder7 January 1882XLII  
Item 4 of 7Builder29 December 1883XLV  
Item 5 of 7Building News4 November 1881  p606
Item 6 of 7Building News7 December 1883   
Item 7 of 7Building News18 July 1890   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26846 
Item 2 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection  
Item 3 of 3Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 196