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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    LADY YESTER'S CHURCH; WORKS DEPARTMENT; EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY
  • Canmore ID
    52406
  • Site type
    CHURCH (19TH CENTURY), UNIVERSITY (20TH CENTURY)
  • Parish
    EDINBURGH (EDINBURGH, CITY OF)
  • Council
    MIDLOTHIAN
  • NGR
    NT 26052 73452
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.94839N, 3.185671W
  • Archeological notes
    NT27SE 362 26052 73452 Lady Yester's Church; built 1803-5 by William Sibbald. Secularised. Main window copied from the previous Lady Yester's Church built in 1644-7. Part of a mural monument in E wall. RCAHMS 1951; J Gifford, C McWilliam and D Walker 1984.
  • Architectural notes
    NT27SE 362 26052 73452 Interesting stone which had been built into the wall adjoining the grave of Lady Yester in the Aisle of the original Church and which now (1948) stands in the session room of the present building. REFERENCE: NMRS HISTORICAL FILE One page showing block plan by A.Rollo, 1948 showing site of Lady Yester's Church -filed under "LADY YESTER'S CHURCH"; Four pages of text regarding the area surrounding Infirmary Street and High School in High School Yards -filed under "THE HIGH SCHOOL OF EDINBURGH, THE ORIGINAL SCHOOLS AND THE SCHOOL OF 1578". REFERENCE: EDINBURGH CENTRAL PUBLIC LIBRARY James J Hunter "Historical Notices" -illustrations with Latin phrases and epitaph cut in the stone REFERENCE: Sources: Dean of Guild Bundle 1810 January-June 8.3.1810 Pet. George Butterworth, writing master Infirmary St - to east of Lady Yesters Church A building to conform to that on east of Church REFERENCE: William Sibbald Edinburgh. Infirmary Street. Shops flanking Lady Yester's Church (as well as the church) Advertisement for tenders, 1803 (Edinburgh Evening Courant, July 2, 1803)

Related material information

PRINT ROOM

  • 52406 (1864)
    Coloured vignette of Lady Yester's Church with Mission & Schoolhouse.
  • 52406 (1829)
    Opposite page 87 Engraving of church and neighbouring buildings. Insc.: 'Lady Yester's Church, Edinburgh.'
  • 52406 ()
    Engraved perspective view of Lady Yester's Church with horse and cart in front Insc. "Lady Yester's Church, Edinburgh Tho.H.Shepherd. W.Radclyffe."
  • 52406 (1803)
    Page 13 verso: Ink sketches showing details from Lady Yester's Kirk -East Door, North Side; Monument over door. Pen drawing Titled: "Principal Robertson's House within ye College of Edinburgh. Destroyed 1819 from ye No East." 'MEMORABILIA, JOn. SIME EDINr. 1840'

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1350476 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Elevation of Lady Yester's tomb u.s. u.d.
  • 1071385 ()
    Digital copy of page 13 verso: Written text relating to Robert Gourlay's House in Lawnmarket -referring to plans on page 13. Ink drawing of Principal Robertson's House. Ink sketches showing details from Lady Yester's Kirk. 'MEMORABILIA, JOn. SIME EDINr. 1840'

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 52406 (1647)
    Photographic copy of detail from the plan of Edinburgh by Gordon of Rothesmay.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Plan of Site u.s. u.d.
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Elevation of Lady Yester's tomb u.s. u.d.
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Block Plan and Section of proposed addition to New Jerusalem Chapel and of adjoining window in Lady Yester's Church u.s. Dated "11 Royal Exchange 20 September 1880"
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Full scale details of Communion tables u.s. Dated "City Chambers 2 July 1850" Contract estimate -drawing signed and dated "William Garden 18 July 1850"
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -Plan of Ground Floor showing arrangement of Communion tables u.s. Dated "City Chambers 18 July 1850" Signed "Willie Garden"
  • 52406 (1/7/1850)
    Lady Yester's Church -Plan of Ground Floor showing arrangement of Communion tables u.s. Dated "City Chambers 1 July 1850"
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -inside back cover of folio -Gallery Plan of Church Signed and Dated "Thomas Brown 1834"
  • 52406 ()
    Lady Yester's Church -inside front cover of folio -Ground Plan of Church Signed and Dated "Thomas Brown 1834"
  • 52406 ()
    Ground and Gallery Plans Signed and Dated "Edinr. 1834 Thos. Brown"
  • 52406 ()
    Memorial to Margaret, Lady Yester

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 52406 (1647)
    Photographic copy of detail from the plan of Edinburgh by Gordon of Rothesmay.
  • 52406 ()
    General view of Lady Yester's Church with gatepiers and balustraded quadrants of the old Royal Infirmary before their removal to Drummond Street
  • 52406 ()
    General view of Lady Yester's Church from West
  • 52406 (1990)
    3 colour photographs showing general view of Lady Yester's Church Box 9 Album No 151

  • 52406 (1840)
    Page 13 verso: Written text relating to Robert Gourlay's House in Lawnmarket -referring to plans on page 13. Ink drawing of Principal Robertson's House. Ink sketches showing details from Lady Yester's Kirk. 'MEMORABILIA, JOn. SIME EDINr. 1840'

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 21852
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Edinburghshire, Sheet 21877