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117 Nicolson Street, Southside Community Centre, Former Nicolson Street Church with Wall and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9443 / 55°56'39"N

Longitude: -3.1841 / 3°11'2"W

OS Eastings: 326139

OS Northings: 672994

OS Grid: NT261729

Mapcode National: GBR 8QJ.JM

Mapcode Global: WH6SM.2V0D

Entry Name: 117 Nicolson Street, Southside Community Centre, Former Nicolson Street Church with Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 8 September 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396986

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49458

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Southside/Newington

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

James Gillespie Graham, 1820; JR MacKay, 1932. Perpendicular Gothic elevation of former Nicolson Street Church with later rebuilding to rear.

E (NICOLSON STREET) ELEVATION: Tudor Gothic 5-bay elevation to Nicolson Street with pinnacled buttresses and crenellated parapet. Low ashlar-coped wall to street with later metal railings; stone steps to 2-leaf timber-panelled door in hoodmoulded Tudor-arched surround with mask label stops. Lancet windows with Perpendicular tracery. Coursed ashlar.

Body of building rebuilt by JR Mackay after a fire in 1932.

Statement of Interest

Although the fire damaged body of the church was demolished in 1934, Gillespie Graham's fine elevation continues to play an important role in the streetscape of Nicolson street.

According to Grant, the church was built on the site of an Antiburger meeting-house, at a cost of #6000.

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