NT2776 : Former St John's East Church, Constitution Street, Leith

taken 7 years ago, near to Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Former St John's East Church, Constitution Street, Leith
Former St John's East Church, Constitution Street, Leith
Formerly Church of Scotland, later Free Church, closed in 1954 and converted to offices in the 1990s. Originally built 1773 as a chapel of ease, becoming a parish church in 1834, the front with tower and schoolrooms was remodelled by David Rhind in 1843. The schoolrooms originally filled the spaces on either side of the tower, but the nearer one was demolished in the 20th century. Listed Category C.

There is a bench mark Link on the buttress to the right of the main doorway.
Listed Buildings and Structures

Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites Business, Retail, Services City, Town centre Former: Church Period: Late 18th Century Mid 19th Century Date: 1773 1843 Listed Building: Category C other tags: Free Church of Scotland Office Conversion Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NT2776, 653 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 October, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2724 7627 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.4331N 3:10.0449W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2722 7627
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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