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Latitude: 55.949 / 55°56'56"N
Longitude: -3.1933 / 3°11'35"W
OS Eastings: 325575
OS Northings: 673526
OS Grid: NT255735
Mapcode National: GBR 8NG.NY
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.XQKS
Plus Code: 9C7RWRX4+HM
Entry Name: Secession Church, 3 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh
Listing Name: 3 Victoria Terrace, Baden-Powell House
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395295
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47902
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
Paterson and Sheills, 1865. 3-bay Italian gothic former church, now used as offices, with single bay containing stair over roll-moulded depressed-arched pend to Fishers Close to right. Squared and snecked lightly stugged sandstone (rubble to Fisher's Close).
S (VICTORIA TERRACE) ELEVATION: moulded cornice to ground floor; moulded eaves course; crocketted skews to finialled gable; chequer-set corbelled platform to right formerly supported spired bell turret with iron finial; pierced parapet to stair bay at outer right. Windows in roll-moulded and chamfered surrounds. Timber panelled door with pointed-arched fanlight over in projecting pitch-roofed porch with foliated brackets and trefoil in gable, flanked by 2-light cusped windows with foliated shafts. 3 tall windows above: central window with carved impost and plate tracery has decorative panelling concealing pulpit below mid level. Circular window in gable. Tall window with plate tracery and carved impost to bay to outer right, bisected by diagonal panel concealing stair.
E (FISHER'S CLOSE) ELEVATION: simply detailed. Stepped pointed-arched windows to upper floor.
Frosted horizontal-pane glazing with vestige of border-glazing to S and E; smallpane sash and case to centre light lower section. Graded grey slates.
Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such. Built as a Primitive Methodist Chapel, with Minister's house and school at ground floor. Dean of Guild drawings show a little spired belfry, now demolished, to the right of the gable.
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