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St George's West

Church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, Edinburgh

2011

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011

  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                              Photo taken April 11, 2011

 

 

More Photographs

2011

Looking Up

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011 

640 size

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011

640 size

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011 

640 size

Verticals straightened

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011 

640 size    2048 size

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011 

640 size    2048 size

St George's West church on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street, West End, Edinburgh  -  2011 

640 size    2048 size

All nine images above have been made from the same photograph

History

St George's West

and other related churches

Church Buildings

and

Congregations

1. St George's church was built  by Edinburgh Council on the west side of Charlotte Square, between 1811 and 1814

2. In 1843, the 'Disruption' occurred, in which many Ministers and Members of the Church of Scotland broke away from the church to form the Free Church of Scotland. Those who broke away from St George's Church at Charlotte Square moved into a new building, Free St George's at Lothian Road, that opened in 1845 on the site of the current Caledonian Hotel. 

3. Caledonian Railway's expansion resulted in the demolition of Free St George's in Lothian Road, in the mid-1860s.  A new Free St George's church, designed by David Bryce, was built on the corner of Shandwick Place and Stafford Street in 1866-69. A 56 meter campanile, designed by Rowand Anderson, based on St Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, was added in 1879-81.  This is the building that appears in the photos on this page.

4. In 1964, the congregations of:

St George's church (in Charlotte Square) and

St Andrew's church (east end of George Street) united to  become
-
 St Andrew's & St George's.

They began to worship at the former St Andrew's church in George Street.

5 Free St George's church later became known as St George's West.
Was this at the time of the amalgamation of the United Free Church of Scotland and the Church of Scotland in 1929?

6. In 2010, the congregations of:

 St George's West (4 above) and

 St  Andrew's & St George's (5 above) united to become
 St Andrew's & St George's West.

Source:  The Buildings of Scotland - Edinburgh (John Gifford et al)  (1+3 above)
St George's West web site (2+6 above)
St Andrew's & St George's West wikipedia web site (4 above)

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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