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7 Hampton Terrace, National Bible Society of Scotland Building (Formerly Roseburn Free Church, Latterly Wester Coates Parish Church)

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9455 / 55°56'43"N

Longitude: -3.2294 / 3°13'45"W

OS Eastings: 323314

OS Northings: 673176

OS Grid: NT233731

Mapcode National: GBR 8FJ.B6

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.CTFH

Entry Name: 7 Hampton Terrace, National Bible Society of Scotland Building (Formerly Roseburn Free Church, Latterly Wester Coates Parish Church)

Listing Date: 29 April 1977

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 364794

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27557

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Robert Raeburn 1867-68; converted internally and spire partly rebuilt Dick Peddie & Mackay 1975. Rectangular plan Gothic-style church with buttressed belfry and broach spire at NE corner. Squared and snecked stugged sandstone ashlar with polished sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; string course below cill level to ground; cill course to windows above entrance portal; band course to gable; moulded skews.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-leaf timber doors with modern fanlight to moulded pointed-arch entrance portal; nook shafts with plain capitals and lugged hoodmould; narrow pointed-arch windows with chamfered aprons and lugged hoodmoulds to flanking bays; large tripartite pointed arch window with chamfered apron to 1st floor above; louvered pointed-arch oculus above central tallest lancet; corniced block finial to gable with metal 7-point star; buttressed turret with broach spire at NW corner, with single pointed-arch slit lights to ground and upper floors.

CORNER BELFRY: steps to architraved plain timber door; pointed-arch tripartite window with lugged hoodmould to floor above; string course; moulded diamond-shaped plaque with plain round inset; cill course; pair of narrow pointed-arch windows with lugged hoodmoulds in recessed panel with decorative band course; cornice; gabled pointed-arch louvered opening to foot of spire; double string course at mid-point; metal finial.

Statement of Interest

Roseburn Free Church originated as an offshoot of Free St George's Church, when had been established by Dr Candlish following the Disruption of 1843. In 1929, the United Free Church and Established Church rejoined and Roseburn Free Church became the parish church and its name was changed to Wester Coates Church. During the ensuing decades the congregation dwindled and in 1973, Dick Peddie and McKay converted the Wester Coates Church into the National Bible of Society of Scotland.

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