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Basic Site Details

Name: St Serf's Church and hall
Town, district or village: Goldenacre
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor of screen - C d'O Pilkington Jackson.

Building News 6 December 1901 Page 763 and illustration
'This design was placed first by Mr Macvicar Anderson in the recent competition for the new church. The building is to be erected in Goldenacre, Trinity, and will stand east and west along Ferry Road. Accommodation is provided for ... worshippers in the area, and it is intended to provide at some time in the future a galley to seat 200 more. The church is to be built of red stone and the roofs slated with Northumberland green slates and the spire covered with sheet copper. The cost of the church is about 10,000. The architect is Mr George Watson of Edinburgh'

Hall proposed but not built

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 1Ferry RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51901 Design exhibitedCompetition designs (several by Watson and one by Kerr)
Item 2 of 51906 Design exhibitedPulpit
Item 3 of 5c. 1920 ProposedHall
Item 4 of 51924  Single storey extension containing session house, kitchens etc
Item 5 of 51926  Choir screen


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 3George Mackie WatsonArchitect 1901 Appointed architect after competition - his alternative designs being placed 1st and 2nd. Also designed oak pulpit
Item 2 of 3Henry Francis KerrArchitect 1901 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 3Alan Keith RobertsonArchitect 1924 Single storey extension containing session house, kitchens etc


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1901 part 1 pp70, 71 shows design as built, with unexecuted south-east tower. Pages 73, 74 show alternative design with central tower
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp602
Item 3 of 4RSA1901   808 (Kerr); 796, 797, 803, 812 (George Mackie Watson)
Item 4 of 4RSA1906   349

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect23 October 1903  p307
Item 2 of 2Building News6 December 1901  p763 and illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of Crichton WoodTypescript memoirs and collection of drawings  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27522 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Mackie Watson: L v21 no1659 & F no2586 (box 6)


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