Basic Site Details

Name: St Mary's Church and churchyard
Town, district or village: Leith
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1South Leith Parish Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 11, 2, KirkgateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51674 Build/constructionWest tower
Item 2 of 51836 Destruction/demolitionWest tower taken down
Item 3 of 518471848ReconstructionIncorporating 15th century remains. Hammerbeam ceiling.
Item 4 of 518931894 Furnishings
Item 5 of 5c. 1912 Build/constructionMemorial to Very Rev James Mitchell


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 6Robert MylneMasonB1674 West tower
Item 2 of 6Thomas HamiltonArchitectC18471848Rebuilt incorporating 15th century remains. Hammerbeam ceiling.
Item 3 of 6Arthur George Sydney MitchellArchitectA18931894Furnishings
Item 4 of 6George WilsonArchitectA18931894Furnishings
Item 5 of 6Sydney Mitchell & WilsonArchitectural practiceA18931894Furnishings
Item 6 of 6(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectDc. 1912 Memorial to Very Rev James Mitchell. Louis Reid Deuchars was the sculptor.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp458
Item 4 of 6Grant, James1880Old & New Edinburgh  volume III, pp217, 219-20
Item 5 of 6Irons, J Campbell1897Leith and its Antiquities  i, p82
Item 6 of 6Robertson, D1911South Leith Records  pp128-9

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Caledonian Mercury6 November 1848   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27466 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew CollectionLOR E/135