Basic Site Details

Name: Windsor Place UP Church
Town, district or village: Portobello
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: PORTOBELLO.—The foundation-stone of a new U.P. church was laid last week here. The new church, which has been designed by Messrs Stewart and Menzies, Edinburgh, takes the form of a truncated or tau cross, 61 feet long, and 66 feet wide at the transepts. At the pulpit end there projects outwards an arched large recess, with an ornamental circular window. The ground behind the church is occupied by a hall, capable of seating about 200, vestry, and other conveniences. The gable of the church facing High-street is flanked on one side by a tower, with angle buttresses and spire rising to the height of upwards of 130 feet, at the comer of Windsor-place and High-street; while on the other side cloak-rooms are provided. The style adopted is Gothic of the Early Decorated period. Internally, the church is at present seated for 760 in area and gallery, but additional galleries, containing 120 sittings, can at any time be erected in the transepts, on each side of the pulpit, should this be required. The building is estimated to cost about £5,200. [Building News 8 August 1879 p170]

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 2221, High StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Windsor PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21878   
Item 2 of 2August 1879 Foundation stone 


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 3Duncan MenziesArchitectA18781880 
Item 2 of 3James W StewartArchitect, EngineerA18781880 
Item 3 of 3Stewart & MenziesArchitectural practiceA18781880 


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 Ltdp652

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder24 July 1880XXXIX  
Item 2 of 2Building News8 August 1879  p170 - foundation stone

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27431