Basic Site Details

Name: St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Gorgie
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: A new church to be dedicated to St. Martin is to be built in Edinburgh from plans by Mr. Robertson, of Inverness, at a cost of 5,000. [Building News 25 February 1898 p293]

When the chancel (a later addition) began to separate from the main body of the church, the congregation was forced to move to the building vacated by the Gorgie Baptist Church on the corner of Dalry Road and Murieston Crescent (see separate entry) in 1982, following which this building was demolished.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Dalry RoadYes 
Item 2 of 3Gorgie RoadYes 
Item 3 of 3Murieston RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51885  Temporary iron church
Item 2 of 518991900ConstructionMain church
Item 3 of 51 October 1901 Journal referenceReredos
Item 4 of 51982  Abandoned because of subsidence
Item 5 of 5c. 1985 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 4(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie OchterlonyArchitect   Stained glass (date not known)
Item 2 of 4John RobertsonArchitectA1885 Temporary iron church
Item 3 of 4John RobertsonArchitectB1898 Main church
Item 4 of 4John RobertsonArchitectC1901 Reredos


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cant, Malcolm1995Gorgie and Dalry Edinburgh: Malcolm Cant Publicationspp83-5
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp505
Item 3 of 3Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook1908 1907-08  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News25 February 1898  p293
Item 2 of 3Inverness Courier1 October 1901   
Item 3 of 3RIBA JournalMarch 1947v54London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp286 - obituary of Ochterlony for glass

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Architects Index Ochterlony glass