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General view of St Cuthbert's Church and churchyard, Edinburgh.

SC 717182

Description General view of St Cuthbert's Church and churchyard, Edinburgh.

Date 1895

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 717182

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 13111

Scope and Content St Cuthbert's Parish Church and Churchyard, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, from the north-west St Cuthbert's Parish Church, a large imposing Renaissance-style church with Baroque detailing, was designed by the architect, Hippolyte Jean Blanc, and built in 1892-5 at the foot of Edinburgh Castle on a site at the west end of Princes Street Gardens well below the level of Lothian Road. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the building in 1895. The church, which incorporates the late 18th-century Georgian tower and steeple (right) of a previous church on the site, has a large nave with a wide-pitched roof, and shallow pedimented transepts. At the east end (left), a pair of Baroque-style towers soften the austere effect of the nave. The large churchyard dates from the late 16th century. St Cuthbert's is the oldest continuously occupied church site in Edinburgh. The earliest building, c.1127, was a church founded by Malcolm Canmore and his wife, Queen Margaret. Nothing remains of its medieval structure, and only the west tower remains of a reconstruction of the church in 1774. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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