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Basic Site Details

Name: St Nicholas Church of Scotland
Town, district or village: Wester Hailes
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 45,000 - church, hall, manse, church officer's house. Church 450 sittings, hall 300 sittings

Artwork: Ceramic painting over the baptismal font by Donaldson
The Whalen relief by the door

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2St Nicholas, Sighthill  
Item 2 of 2The Children's Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3517-519, Calder RoadYes 
Item 2 of 3124, Sighthill Loan  
Item 3 of 3Wester Hailes RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61939  Scheme drawn up
Item 2 of 61947  Scheme revised - but abandoned
Item 3 of 61953  Competition advertised
Item 4 of 61954  Result of competition announced
Item 5 of 62 April 1954 * Design exhibitedResults announced (Doak and Whitelaw winning), and winning designs exhibited in Church of Scotland offices, George Street, Edinburgh
Item 6 of 61955 Construction 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


People

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 10David John ChisholmArchitectA1939 Scheme drawn up - mainly responsible
Item 2 of 10Dick Peddie, Todd & JamiesonArchitectural practiceA1939 Scheme drawn up
Item 3 of 10David John ChisholmArchitectB1947 Revised scheme
Item 4 of 10Dick Peddie, McKay & JamiesonArchitectural practiceB1947 Revised scheme
Item 5 of 10George Lindsay Auldjo JamiesonArchitectB1947 Revised scheme
Item 6 of 10John Ross McKayArchitectB1947 Revised scheme
Item 7 of 10Antony Curtiss Wolffe G1954 Competition design
Item 8 of 10Alistair Robertson Whitelaw (or Alexander Robertson Whitelaw)ArchitectC1955 Final design as built
Item 9 of 10Archibald Macintosh DoakArchitectC1955 Final design as built
Item 10 of 10Ross, Doak & WhitelawArchitectural practiceC1955 Final design as built - Doak and Whitelaw responsible

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp506
Item 2 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 3Scottish Churches1966Scottish Churches in the Post-War Period  Illustrations

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal8 April 1954  pp423-424
Item 2 of 3Architectural ProspectNovember 1956  p22.
Item 3 of 3Builder2 April 1954  p585-587

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dumfries ArchivesAntony Curtiss Wolffe drawings (handlist in RCAHMS)  
Item 2 of 4Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild  (2 September 1955).
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register52143 
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM 1930/43/1

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