Basic Site Details

Name: Holyrood Free Church and School
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Queen's GalleryYes 

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 1Holyrood Free Church (and School), Horse WyndYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1846 Build/constructionSchool and one bay of church built
Item 2 of 318481850  
Item 3 of 32002 Alteration/conversion 


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 3Archibald Simpson Ac. 1846 Built School for Duchess of Gordon. Neo-Norman Church planned and one bay built. Colvin states that this is an attribution on stylistoc ground sand Simpson's employment by the duchess elsewhere.
Item 2 of 3John Henderson  18481850Added church to school and fragment of church
Item 3 of 3Benjamin Hemsley Tindall C2002 Converted to art gallery


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp163
Item 3 of 4Harding, Paul Holyrood Free Church and School   
Item 4 of 4Stuart, Rev A Moody1865The life and letters of Elisabeth last Duchess of Gordon  p258

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder24 November 1860XVIII  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51177 
Item 2 of 3National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Managers' Minutes and Deacons' Court Minutes CH3/961/1 and 6
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHay and Henderson Collection HH6/76-77