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144 St John's Road and St Ninian's Road, St Ninian's Church Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9435 / 55°56'36"N

Longitude: -3.285 / 3°17'6"W

OS Eastings: 319837

OS Northings: 673015

OS Grid: NT198730

Mapcode National: GBR 82J.2X

Mapcode Global: WH6SK.HWX1

Entry Name: 144 St John's Road and St Ninian's Road, St Ninian's Church Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 11 November 1997

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391405

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44758

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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1844, with extensive additions and alterations. Squared, coursed sandstone; sandstone ashlar dressings to openings. Base course; quoins; long and short surrounds; predominantly lancet arch openings; corbelled finials; gargoyles; banded spire; weather-vane.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced, buttressed gabled porch comprises decorated nook-shafted doorway; 2-leaf timber doors with decorative iron hinges; patera set in gable. Buttressed, gabled entrance porch set centrally within nave; single openings to left and right; decorative string course at springing of arch; rose window set in gable. Single quatrefoil opening at right and left, flanking entrance porch in gabled nave; single window at ground to left; single storey lean-to entrance at ground to right; 2-leaf timber doors; small arched openings aligned above. Stair-tower at outer right comprises single stained glass opening at 1st stage; stepped string course at 2nd stage; tripartite window above; columns flanked by diminutive leaded centre light; flanking lights blind; decorative band course; single pointed arched louvred opening beneath spire. East transept and hall at outer right; West transept and later 20th century additions to outer left.

Stained, leaded glazing. Graded slate grey roof; fleche; raised skews; bracketed eaves.

INTERIOR: largely refurbished 1953. Oak panelling to chancel; timber pews; stained glass windows; open braced timber roof.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped, stepped, rubble sandstone; cast-iron gatepiers and gates.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Externally, good High Victorian Gothic detailing, especially the gargoyles, rose window, decorative band and string courses.

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