Basic Site Details

Name: Morningside Free Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: War memorial currently located in Morningside Parish Church.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Church Hill TheatreYes 
Item 2 of 3Churchhill Theatre  
Item 3 of 3Morningside UF Church  

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 133/1, Morningside RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61892  Designed and built
Item 2 of 61893 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 61898  Palladian campanile illustrated
Item 4 of 619211922 War memorial
Item 5 of 630 October 1964 * ProposedWork to begin on 400-seat theatre conversion in Jan 1965, costing 67,500 (hoped to be ready for Edinburgh Festival)
Item 6 of 61965 Alteration/conversionConversion to theatre

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 8Hippolyte Jean Blanc  1893 Design exhibited. Built 1892
Item 2 of 8Henry Snell Gamley A19211922War memorial - with John Kinross
Item 3 of 8John Kinross A19211922War memorial - with H S Gamley
Item 4 of 8George L Walls & Partners C19641965Conversion to theatre
Item 5 of 8Andrew Landles C1965 Conversion to theatre
Item 6 of 8George Learmonth Harkess Walls C1965 Conversion to theatre
Item 7 of 8Ronald James Davidson C1965 Conversion to theatre
Item 8 of 8William Cruickshank Ritchie C1965 Conversion to theatre


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1893   p74
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp619
Item 3 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 5RSA1893   502 - Blanc design
Item 5 of 5RSA1923   549 (Kinross war memorial)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1 December 1894LXVII  
Item 2 of 3Builder1 January 1898LXXIV  
Item 3 of 3Builder30 October 1964  p950

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27546 
Item 2 of 2National Library of ScotlandJohn Kinross Notebooks and MSS Income tax declaration 1921-22