Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's Church
Town, district or village: Corstorphine
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: St Margaretís is a small episcopal church to be built on the southern slope of Corstorphine Hill on the outskirts of Edinburgh, a modern residential district of roughcast villas and bungalows, where anything in the nature of the typical town church would be discordant. The buildings are therefore planned more on the lines of a country church where simplicity is the leading feature. These are of brick and roughcast and grouped around a cloistered quadrangle which is to be used as an outdoor classroom and meeting place for scouts, brownies, cubs, etc. The church forms the south side of the quadrangle; the hall is in the north, to the east lie the choir and clergy vestries, and the west side is closed by a corridor connecting church and hall. The church will seat 500 persons and the hall 250. The architects are Messrs Menzies Cockburn and Johnson. Edinburgh. [Builder 26 April 1929 p764]

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11928 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 6Alexander W CockburnArchitectA1928  
Item 2 of 6Duncan MenziesArchitectA1928  
Item 3 of 6Menzies, Cockburn & MerryleesArchitectural practiceA1928  
Item 4 of 6___ MerryleesArchitectA1928  
Item 5 of 6Menzies, Cockburn & JohnsonArchitectural practice 1929 Practice name as given in the Builder April 1929
Item 6 of 6William Henry Johnson (junior)Architect 1929 May not have been involved in the original design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RSA1928   549
Item 2 of 2RSA1929   658

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 April 1929CXXXVI pp760 - notes, p764- illustration