Basic Site Details

Name: Drylaw Parish Church
Town, district or village: Drylaw
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: built under the Church of Scotland Extension Scheme per Builder article; church hall seating 350, small octagonal chapel to seat approx. 90; basic cost of construction ₤3 4s. 7d. per square foot; structural engineering consultants - Blyth and Blyth, Quantity Surveyor - David A. Adamson, FRICS, Builders - Russell & Swanston; details of subcontractors listed in Builder article

Cost 19,021

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 1Groathill Road North  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2 11 January 1957Build/construction 
Item 2 of 219541961CompletionBuilder 28 Apr 1961 states that church was completed within the last seven years p803


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 4John Edgar Alexander Baikie    Assistant Architect in charge
Item 2 of 4(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectA19561957 
Item 3 of 4Ian Charles GordonArchitectA19561957 
Item 4 of 4Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceA19561957 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Church of Scotland (Drylaw Parish) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp624
Item 2 of 4Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p552
Item 3 of 4Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4
Item 4 of 4Scottish Churches1966Scottish Churches in the Post-War Period  Illustrations

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 January 1957  p53-55 8 illustrations
Item 2 of 2Builder28 April 1961  'Edinburgh Architectural Assocation: A Lively 1961 Year Book' p803 - church is included in an article by Colin McWilliam entitled 'Eleven New Churches in Edinburgh' in the Edinburgh Architectural Association Year Book for 1961 (No. 5)