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Basic Site Details

Name: Buccleuch Free Church
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 2Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 2Greyfriars Free 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 1West CrosscausewayYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418551857Construction 
Item 2 of 4November 1855  Foundation stone
Item 3 of 418 November 1861  Spire completed to a different design
Item 4 of 419811985Restoration 


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 7J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA18551857 
Item 2 of 7James Murdoch HayArchitectA18551857 
Item 3 of 7John HayArchitectA18551857 
Item 4 of 7Thomas BonnarBuilderA18551857As builder for Hays of Liverpool
Item 5 of 7William Hardie HayArchitectA18551857 
Item 6 of 7Kenneth Lyle Stewart MurdochArchitectB19811985Restoration
Item 7 of 7McLaren, Murdoch & HamiltonArchitectural practiceB19811985Restoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p73
Item 2 of 4APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 3 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp239-40
Item 4 of 4Walker, David M2002Presbyterian Variations on Themes by Sharpe and Pugin:The Scottish Work of the Hays of Liverpool Architectural Heritage XIII, Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, pp99-127pp109-11

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building Chronicle1 November 1855I p270
Item 2 of 3Building News2 January 1857  According to HS List it is the Building News and not the Builder
Item 3 of 3Scotsman18 November 1861   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26798 


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