Basic Site Details

Name: St Stephen's Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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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 1St Vincent StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518271828 Original church by W H Playfair
Item 2 of 513 June 1833  Elevation of tower
Item 3 of 51880 Alterations and additionsAlterations and installation of organ and refurnishing
Item 4 of 51887  Interior alterations
Item 5 of 519551956 Church divided at gallery level and rearranged


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 6William Henry PlayfairArchitectB18271828Original church
Item 2 of 6William NotmanArchitectB?18271828Possibly assisted Playfair
Item 3 of 6David RhindArchitectB1880 Alterations and installation of organ and refurnishing
Item 4 of 6Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA1887 Interior alterations
Item 5 of 6George WilsonArchitectA1887 Interior alterations
Item 6 of 6Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA1887 Interior alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh University LibraryPlans50 
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNotman Collection Drawings Roll 51 d (Elevation of tower), 51 h (details possibly for church)
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSSydney Mitchell & Wilson Collection SMW 1880/30/1-6
Item 4 of 5Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material  
Item 5 of 5St Stephen's Church, EdinburghDocuments regarding St Stephen's Church