Basic Site Details

Name: Gorgie Free Church and Hall
Town, district or village: Gorgie
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost: 5,883.

When the church was demolished in 1988, the pulpit and pews were transferred to a new Free Presbyterian church at Leverburgh in the Outer Hebrides and a stone cross from the roof repositioned in the garden ground of St Michael's Parish Church.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Gorgie UF Church and Hall From 1900 to 1929
Item 2 of 3North Merchiston Parish Church and Hall From 1929 until its demolition in 1988
Item 3 of 3Slateford Road Free Church and Hall Informal name

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 2Shandon CrescentYes 
Item 2 of 2Slateford RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218951896Construction 
Item 2 of 21988 Demolition 


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 3David McArthyArchitectA18951896 
Item 2 of 3John WatsonArchitectA18951896 
Item 3 of 3McArthy & WatsonArchitectural practiceA18951896 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Cant, Malcolm1995Gorgie and Dalry Edinburgh: Malcolm Cant Publicationspp88-89
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp504

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder2 February 1895LXVIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David McArthy: L v19 no1431; John Watson: F v18 p51 no1199 (microfilm reel 12)