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St Andrews and St Georges Church Also known as St Andrew's Church

 

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  • St Andrews and St Georges Church, Edinburgh
  • St Andrews and St Georges Church, Edinburgh

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  • Originally called St Andrew's Church, the building was designed to fit in with James Craig's 1767 masterplan of Edinburgh's New Town. The design got the go-ahead after winning a competition run by the city authorities to decide on plans for a new church in the eastern part of the New Town.
  • St Andrew's and St George's Church features a neo-classical portico on its front with an elliptically shaped body to the main church creating the feel of an internal auditorium. It was the first church of this design built in Britain although heavily based on James Gibb's plans for St Martin-in-the-Fields that were never constructed.
  • The steeple was a later addition to the design added only after the rest of the tower was completed. It was considered to be squat and ungraceful without it.
  • Today the building is not only a grade A listed structure but also part of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.

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Architect
Captain Andrew Fraser
Robert Kay
Masterplanning Architect
James Craig

Reference Data

Reference No.
1953
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
11-08-2011
 

Building Location

Address
13 George Street, Edinburgh. EH2 2PA
Council
City of Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1781
Completion date
1787
Heritage Status
World Heritage Site
Style
Neo Classical

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
51.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship
Secondary Use
Clock Tower


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