Basic Site Details

Name: Abbey Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: EDINBURGH - A new Presbyterian Church is about to be erected in London Road, Edinburgh from the designs of Mr R Morham junior, City Superintendent. The style will bo Gothic, and accommodation will be provided for 920 persons. The interior of the building will measure 72 feet in length by 63 feet in width and galleries will be carried round three sides of the building on iron girders, the use of supporting columns being dispensed with. There will be a tower and spire 160 feet in height. A basement story half sunk towards the front, but well lighted on three sides, affords a large hall for Sunday-school or congregational purposes. [Building News 17 July 1874 p96]

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 1London RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11875 Design exhibited 


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 1Robert MorhamArchitect 18741875 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RSA1875   585

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder26 June 1875XXXIII  
Item 2 of 2Building News17 July 1874  p96