Basic Site Details

Name: Gorgie UP Church and hall
Town, district or village: Gorgie
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Church to cost 4500

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Cairns Memorial Church and hall The 'UF' was dropped from the title in 1929
Item 2 of 4Cairns Memorial UF Church and hall Initially called Gorgie UP, but officially opened as Cairns Memorial on completion of the church in 1900
Item 3 of 4Gorgie Parish Church and hallYesSince the union of the Tynecastle and Cairns Memorial congregations in 1979
Item 4 of 4Gorgie Road UF Church and hall Informal name

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Church  
Item 2 of 2Church hall  

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318961897 Hall
Item 2 of 3May 1897 Opened 
Item 3 of 319001902 Church


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 2David RobertsonArchitect 18961897Hall
Item 2 of 2Robert Macfarlane CameronArchitect 19001902Church

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Cairns Memorial UF Church, war memorial 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cant, Malcolm1995Gorgie and Dalry Edinburgh: Malcolm Cant Publicationspp92-4
Item 2 of 3RSA1897   522
Item 3 of 3Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside Pressp494

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Edinburgh Evening News26 May 1900  States that plans for the church have been drawn up by 'Councillor Cameron'.

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 18 June 1896; 31 May 1900
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26863 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Macfarlane Cameron: L v16 no1167