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Architecture Notes

Event ID 781119

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Architecture Notes


RCAHMS Print Room

W Schomberg Scott Photograph Collection, Acc no 1997/39

5 interior views, 1950


RCAHMS: See Ian G Lindsay collection W4

Built 1688-91, architect James Smith. Plan is a latin cross with an aisled nave, transepts, short chancel and apse. Alterations carried out in 1817. Vestries flanking the chapel are built on the site of demolished vestries as part of restoration in 1946-54 by Ian G Lindsay.

RCAHMS 1951; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.


National Archives of Scotland:

Burial Place in the Canongate Churchyard.

Letter from Alexander, 2nd Earl of Marchmont to William Hall.

He asks for the draught of the Burial place so that he may give some directions about it and expresses the hope that Mr Macgill has set down the expense of his proposal.

1722 GD 206/2/590/3

Design for a Burial Place in Canongate Church-yard.

'...I'm quickly to trouble you by a draft of the Burial Place in Canongate Churchyard'

Letter from William Adam, Architect, to the Earl of Marchmont. October 20th 1724.

GD158/1303/1 Page 117-118

Edinburgh. Designs for a Burial Place in Canongate Churchyard.

William Adam, Architect, asks the Earl of Marchmont for his opinion of the Designs of the Burial Place and if he wishes alterations made.

Letter from William Adam, Architect, to the Earl of Marchmont. January 19th 1725

GD 158/1303/3/ Page 121-122


Canongate Church. Memorials and papers relating to new seating (12 items, made up as file), including:

1. Memorial of managers of kirk and kirkyard funds, 7 March 1816.

2. Memorial for Duke of Hamilton objecting to the king being allocated 'a secondary seat in the gallery', June 1816.

3. Report on contribution to be made in respect of king's seat, referring to similar cases at Glasgow and St Andrews, 25 June 1816.

6. Letter from Robert Reid on cost of seating, 15 Dec. 1817.

8. Report on application by magistrates of Canongate for leave to occupy king's seat, 28 Nov. 1822.


NMRS Printroom

W Schomberg Scott Photograph Collection Acc no 1997/39

5 interior views, 1950

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