Basic Site Details

Name: Viewforth Free Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 4500. Tower now demolished.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3St Peter's Place Church Rarely referred to by this name
Item 2 of 3Viewforth Parish Church  
Item 3 of 3Viewforth St David and St Oswald  

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 3Gilmore PlaceYes 
Item 2 of 3St Peter's Place  
Item 3 of 3ViewforthYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31871 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 31898  Interior rebuilt after fire
Item 3 of 3After 1900  Other internal alterations and tower demolished


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 4Frederick Thomas PilkingtonArchitectA1871  
Item 2 of 4John Murray BellArchitectA1871  
Item 3 of 4Pilkington & BellArchitectural practiceA1871  
Item 4 of 4Thomas Purves MarwickArchitect 18981899Rebuilt interior after fire


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp494-495
Item 2 of 2RSA1871   1000

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder19 August 1871XXIX  
Item 2 of 6Builder27 January 1872XXX  
Item 3 of 6Builder6 July 1872XXX  
Item 4 of 6Builder18 October 1879XXXVII  
Item 5 of 6RIAS Quarterly1927no 23Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Obituary of T P Marwick - refers to the building as 'St Peter's Place Church'
Item 6 of 6Scotsman18 June 1871   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27104