Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 16386 66516
316386, 666516


R Rowand Anderson, 1869. Small, plain, rectangular-plan Gothic church with steeply pitched roof. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins to lancet windows; quoin strips.

E ELEVATION: paired lancets with round window at centre above. Spindly cast-iron cross finial at apex.

W ELEVATION: stepped buttress at centre; gabled bell-cote with curved batter crowning apex; flanking lancets at ground. Lean-to porch entrance to outer left; boarded, 2-leaf door. Unsympathetic modern flat-roofed, glass fronted timber porch and hall extension to outer right linking main church with cottage.

N ELEVATION: 4 bays divided by buttresses; 3-lancet nave with outer right porch entrance.

Leaded and stained glass lancets. Purple slate; lead flashings. Ashlar coping to skews; ashlar coping to bell-cote gable.

INTERIOR: main entrance through modern addition; white granite baptismal font to the memory of John David Hill immediately inside door. Painted brick interior; dark stained dado and scissor braced roof. East windows 1927; depicting baptism and resurrection of Christ; dove in roundel. St Mungo and Virgin and Child stained glass windows to outer right and left of N wall by John Blyth, 1957. St Margaret window at centre by William Wilson, 1959. Plain 20th century altar furniture.

COTTAGE: single storey, 3-bay, symmetrical rectangular-plan cottage connected to church at SE via modern addition. Painted harl; raised ashlar cills. Segmental headed 4-panelled door; plate glass fanlight; flanking segmental-headed windows.

4-pane sash and case windows; grey slate roof; raised ashlar skews; rendered and coped apex stacks.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: slender, red sandstone pedestrian gatepiers at N end of W side. Rubble wall with triangulated coping encloses church ground and that of cottage.

Statement of Special Interest

The building is an ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church was designed by Anderson at the same time as his building of St Patrick's Roman Catholic school in Edinburgh. Anderson designed further churches for the Episcopalian community in the 1870s.




About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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