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Edinburgh, 33 Broughton Place, Broughton Place Church

Auction House (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 33 Broughton Place, Broughton Place Church

Classification Auction House (Period Unassigned), Church (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) United Associate Synod Chapel; Dr John Brown's Chapel; Broughton Macdonald Church; Lyon And Turnbull

Canmore ID 116640

Site Number NT27SE 3865

NGR NT 25968 74651

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/116640

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

Built 1820-21 as Rev. James Hall's United Associate Synod Chapel.

Architect: Archibald Elliot 1820-21

Auditorium recast - John Paterson 1870

Organ Bay - George Washington Browne 1890

Organ - Henry Willis & Sons 1890 (rebuilt 1901 by Norman & Beard)

Stained glass - Ballantynes 1870

Painted decoration - William Paxton 1870

Church Hall and Offices (1878) situated at corner of Union Street and Gayfield Street (see NT27SE )

NATIONAL LIBRARY REFERENCE

Article in 'The Builder' 31.12.1870 - text

CENTRAL LIBRARY REFERENCE

'History of Broughton U. P. Church', 1872 - text and illustrations

Activities

Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (http://www.pmsa.org.uk/) set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (15 August 2002)

Marble memorial tablet to two ministers of the church, attached to the wall. It is composed of two inscription panels and, above, a high-relief carving of an open bible (centre), lilies (left) and palm leaves (right).

Inspected By : A. Campbell

Inscriptions : Left panel:

IN GRATITUDE TO GOD / AND IN RESPECTFUL AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE / OF THE PERSONAL WORTH AND PASTORAL LABOURS OF / THE REVD. JAMES HALL D.D. / TO WHOM UNDER GOD THEY OWED THEIR ORIGIN, / AND THEIR PROPERTY / DURING THE FORTY YEARS OF HIS MINISTRY AMONG THEM, / THE UNITED ASSOCIATE CONGREGATION / OF BROUGHTON PLACE / HAVE RAISED THIS MONUMENTAL TABLET.

HE WAS BORN AT CATHCART 5TH. JANUARY 1755. / ORDAINED AT CUMNOCK 16TH. APRIL 1777, / TRANSLATED TO EDINBURGH 15TH. JUNE 1786, / AND DIED 28TH. NOVEMBER 1826 IN THE 72ND. YEAR OF HIS AGE, / AND THE 50TH. YEAR OF HIS MINISTRY.

Remember them who have spoken unto you the word of GOD - whose faith follow - JESUS CHRIST the same yesterday, to-day and for ever - HEB. CHAP. XIII. 7th and 8th.

Right hand panel:

TO THE HONOURED MEMORY / OF / JOHN BROWN. D.D., S.T.P. / THEIR MINISTER FOR THIRTY YEARS, / BY HIS AFFECTIONATE & GRATEFUL PEOPLE.

BORN 14TH. JULY 1784 - DIED 13TH. OCTR. 1858. / "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to-day / and forever". / "Where I am, there shall also my servant be."

Signatures : None

Design period : 1819 (building)

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0428)

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