Basic Site Details

Name: Baxter Incorporation Granary
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Bellcote, chapel with reredos since removed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Cathedral Episcopal MissionYesPart of building
Item 2 of 4Mission Church at the Water of Leith After conversion, late 19th century
Item 3 of 4St Mary's Water of Leith Mission After conversion, late 19th century
Item 4 of 4The Old TolboothYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Granary  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 111-13, Bell's BraeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71675   
Item 2 of 7Before 1900  Conversion to Cathedral Mission
Item 3 of 7c. 1900  Arched wall-head belfry and furnishings, including altarpiece by Phoebe Traquair
Item 4 of 719031904Build/constructionReredos
Item 5 of 71927  Alterations and furnishings
Item 6 of 71976 Alteration/conversionConversion into flats
Item 7 of 71976  Reredos removed and sold at Lyon & Turnbull. Bought for 213 by the late Alexander (Sandy) Dunbar of Pitgaveny, Elgin. Temporarily house with the Edinburgh City Arts Centre. Later installed at St John the Evangelist, Plumpton-on-the-wall after restoration by Clare Meredith and Colleen Donaldson.


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 8(Sir) John Ninian ComperArchitect Before 1900 Conversion to Cathedral Mission - 'very early effort'
Item 2 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectBc. 1900 Arched wall-head belfry and furnishings, including altarpiece by Phoebe Traquair
Item 3 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectG19031904Design of reredos - paintings by William Hole, not Phoebe Traquair as sometimes stated.
Item 4 of 8(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectC1927 Alterations and furnishings
Item 5 of 8John Fraser MatthewArchitectC1927 Alterations and furnishings
Item 6 of 8Lorimer & MatthewArchitectural practiceC1927 Alterations and furnishings
Item 7 of 8(Dr) Frederic ('Eric') Robert Stevenson ArchitectG1976 Conversion into flats
Item 8 of 8John SandersArchitectHBefore 1999 Supervised installation of reredos at St John the Evangelist, Plumpton-on-the-wall.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Dunbar, Alexander1999Note written on history of reredos of St Mary's Mission Church   
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp395

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalApril 1939 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28293 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR E/42