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Edinburgh, 33 Barony Street, Glasite Meeting House

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 33 Barony Street, Glasite Meeting House

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Albany Lane; Glasite Chapel; Glasite Church

Canmore ID 74037

Site Number NT27SE 495

NGR NT 25704 74509

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

Alexander Black, 1836, with later additions and alterations


Standing Building Recording (27 April 2017 - 28 April 2017)

NT 25704 74509 A historical building survey was carried out, April 2017, of the category A listed meeting house. The building was designed by Alexander Black (1797 – 1858) for the Glasites, an offshoot of the Church of Scotland. The building was last used for worship in 1989 and contains a notably intact double-height late Georgian chapel or meeting house. An ornate three-tier pulpit on the interior S-facing elevation is a later insertion (1873) designed by the renowned architect David Bryce.

The survey was carried out prior to the proposed refurbishment works that included opening up blind windows on the S and E-facing external elevations and the removal of box pews and the lowest tier of the pulpit.

Archive: NRHE (intended). Report: Edinburgh City Council SMR and NRHE

Funder: Lee Boyd Ltd Architects on behalf of Scottish Historic Building Trust

Information from Michael Cressey (CFA Archaeology Ltd) May 2017. OASIS ID - cfaarcha1-284949


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