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Barclay Church Edinburgh : Architecture

Edinburgh Gothic church building design by F T Pilkington Architect, Scotland, UK

post updated 29 October 2023

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building photos © Adrian Welch Sep 2006 with lumix camera

Address: 1A Barclay Place, Viewforth / Bruntsfield

Location: 5 mins. southwest of Edinburgh city centre

Date of completion: 1862-64

Architect: F T Pilkington

Restoration Architects: Stewart Tod & Partners

Barclay Church building

Franco-Venetian style: 250ft tall stone spire

Intersecting King and Queen truss roof construction

Barclay Viewforth Church is a parish church of the Church of Scotland in the Presbytery of Edinburgh.

Address: Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 229 6810

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source: Barclay Viewforth Church

Regular Sunday services are the 11am Morning Worship and a 6.30pm Evening Service.

Barclay Viewforth Church is a parish church of the Church of Scotland in the Presbytery of Edinburgh. The structure is located at the border between the Bruntsfield and Tollcross areas of the city at the junction of Barclay Place and Wright’s Houses.

The church was built by Frederick Thomas Pilkington (1832–98) – starting in 1862 and completed in 1864 – from a bequest left by Mary Barclay for the building of a church for the Free Church of Scotland. The first minister of the congregation was Rev. James Hood Wilson, DD, the first service of public worship being held on 23 December 1864.

The church remained part of the Free Church of Scotland until 1900 when the majority of the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland united to form the United Free Church of Scotland, and subsequently joined the Church of Scotland in 1929 when the majority of the United Free Church joined the Church of Scotland.

source: Barclay Viewforth Church Edinburgh

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