Basic Site Details

Name: Juniper Green Church
Town, district or village: Juniper Green
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: A dedication service took place recently in St. Margaret's Church, Juniper Green. which has just been completed from plans by Councillor R. M. Cameron, architect, Edinburgh. The church, which has cost 5,000, is seated for 600 people. At present the only part of the church unfinished is the tower. The fabric is a Gothic structure, crucifix in form, with side aisles, a central nave, north and south transepts, chancel and apse. The nave is separated from the side aisles by five pointed arches, while the transepts and chancel are separated in single arches from the large piers of the central square tower, which rises above the building. A barrel shaped timber roof extends along the whole length of the building and is divided into bays by moulded ribs. A stone arched organ chamber is placed near the chancel and south transepts. [Builder 6 February 1897 pp129-130]

Alternative Names

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

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 1Lanark RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21894 Competition results announcedCompetition held
Item 2 of 218951897Build/construction 


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 4James Anderson Williamson  1894 Unsuccessful competition design - in private practice
Item 2 of 4John Bennie Wilson  1894 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 4William Gardner Rowan  1894 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 4Robert Macfarlane Cameron  18951897 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1894   p98 (Rowan design)
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp512
Item 3 of 5Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1894   853 (Rowan design); 866 (J B Wilson design)
Item 4 of 5RSA1894   76 (Williamson design)
Item 5 of 5RSA1895   Cameron design

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 February 1897LXXII pp129-130

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Macfarlane Cameron: L v16 no1167