Scottish National Records Office – Former St George’s Parish Church

National Record's Office, formerly St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh (High Key Photo)

Dome from the former neo-classical church, St George’s Parish Church, in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. This magnificent building was constructed between 1811 and 1814. The architect, Robert Reid, re-interpreted the original design by Robert Adams (1791), and created a bolder Greek cross plan, but at a much greater cost. The original budget in 1791 was 5,000 guineas, but this spiralled to 24,000 guineas by 1814 (a guinea was valued at 21 shillings, or £1.05).

The building is now used as the Scottish National Records Office.

Scottish National Record's Office, formerly St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh (Low Key Photo)
Scottish National Record’s Office, formerly St George’s Parish Church, Edinburgh (Low Key Photo)

 

 

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