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Basic Site Details

Name: Canongate Parish Church
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 'Buildings of Scotland' gives 1946-54 as the date of the restoration of the church - which included removal of old vestries and addition of new ones.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Canongate Kirk  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Parish Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1CanongateYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 316881690Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31939c. 1963 Alterations and restoration
Item 3 of 31961 AdditionSounding board to pulpit

People

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 6James SmithArchitect, EngineerG16881690 
Item 2 of 6Ian Gordon LindsayArchitectA1939c. 1963Alterations and restoration
Item 3 of 6Orphoot, Whiting & LindsayArchitectural practiceA19391940Alterations and restoration - continued by Lindsay under subsequent partnership
Item 4 of 6Orphoot & LindsayArchitectural practiceA19451952Alterations and restoration - begun by Lindsay under previous partnership
Item 5 of 6Ian G Lindsay & PartnersArchitectural practiceB1952c. 1963Alterations and restoration - begun by Lindsay under previous partnership
Item 6 of 6Alexander Esmé Gordon (or Esmé Gordon)ArchitectD1961 Sounding board to pulpit

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 6Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp149
Item 3 of 6Hay, George1957The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches 1560-1843 Oxford: Clarendon Pressplan fig 22
Item 4 of 6Privy Council Register of the Privy Council of Scotland  xiii, p. xlviii, xiv, p22
Item 5 of 6Wood, M and Armet, H Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh 1689-1701  xxxvi
Item 6 of 6Wood, M and Armet, H (eds) Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1681-9  xxxi

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26823Canongate Parish Church Including Burial Ground
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSIan G Lindsay Collection IGL W4/1-3, 10
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Ian Gordon Lindsay: F no4495 (combined box 18)

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