NT2473 : St John's Episcopal Church

taken 12 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

St John's Episcopal Church
St John's Episcopal Church
Located at the west end of Edinburgh's Princes Street, St. John's Episcopal Church (formally, the Church of St. John the Evangelist) was built somewhat controversially on the south side of the street, which was intended to be undeveloped. Begun in 1816, to the designs of architect William Burn (1789 - 1870), the church was completed two years later at the cost of £18,013. Such was the furore that the residents of Princes Street obtained an Act of Parliament that prevented any further building and ensured their open view of the castle was preserved.

Built in the high Gothic style, it includes a fine interior modelled on St. George's Chapel, Windsor. The 36.5m (120 foot) tower was originally capped by a lantern-like crown, but this blew down during its construction and was never replaced.

The artist Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 - 1823), Sir Walter Scott's mother and James Donaldson, founder of Donaldson's School, are among those buried in the church-yard.ch
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Thursday, 22 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 September, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 247 736 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.0091N 3:12.3657W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 247 736
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