South Leith Parish Church

South Leith Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Kirkgate, Edinburgh, EH6 6BJ
Local Authority: Edinburgh
Listing: A

Church Overview

A church was erected in 1483 as a chapel attached to the collegiate Church of Restalrig. The present building dates from 1847, built to a design by Thomas Hamilton. Tower and porch incorporate coats of arms of four successive Scottish monarchs. Fine hammerbeam roof. Italian marble pulpit. Stained glass and emblems of the Trade Guilds. Organ by Brindley & Foster 1887. Set in ancient graveyard with interesting monuments.


Sundays: 11.00am all year. 10.30am July and August.

Opening Arrangements

By arrangement


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South Leith Parish Church


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