Basic Site Details

Name: St Cuthbert's Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Colinton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Furnishings now removed to Oban Cathedral (D C Mays)

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 1Westgarth AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 718861888  
Item 2 of 718881897 Further work
Item 3 of 724 September 1925  Plans dated - church hall
Item 4 of 722 September 1933  Plans dated - extensions to church
Item 5 of 71934 ConstructionThree bays added to the nave and other alterations, including furnishings in chapel. Also stained glass though date not known
Item 6 of 71935 Design exhibitedAdditions and alterations to hall
Item 7 of 71940  Choir vestry built


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 8(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson A18861887 
Item 2 of 8Wardrop & Anderson A18861887 
Item 3 of 8(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony B1925 Church hall
Item 4 of 8(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony C19331934Three bays added to the nave and other alterations, including furnishings in chapel - furnishing in conkjunction with Andrew Watson Turnbull (Also stained glass - though date not known)
Item 5 of 8(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony D1935 Additions and alterations to hall
Item 6 of 8Harold Ogle Tarbolton D1935 Additions and alterations to hall
Item 7 of 8Tarbolton & Ochterlony D1935 Additions and alterations to hall
Item 8 of 8(Sir) Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony E1940 Choir vestry built

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1St Cuthbert's Episcopal Church Hall 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Colinton Old and New1926Colinton Old and New   
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp514
Item 3 of 5Matham, R C St Cuthbert's Church Typescript history 
Item 4 of 5RSA1932   655 (Tarbolton work of 1934)
Item 5 of 5RSA1935   601 (Tarbolton & Ochterlony work)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect26 October 1888   
Item 2 of 3British Architect2 May 1890   
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 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild For nave extension 22 September 1933
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesMidlothian Dean of Guild Plans For Church Hall 24 September 1925
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) December 1886, September 1888, March 1894
Item 4 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27353 
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Matthew Montgomerie Ochterlony: F no3077 (box 16)