Saint Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh, Scotland) : Detail, Life of Christ windows (ca. 1872-1883)

Published/Created:
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Royal Mile, off High Street, West Parliament Square
1829-1833 (alteration); ca. 1350-1500
Materials:
stone; ashlar; stained glass
Notes:
Although there has been a church on the site since ca. 1130, the present building dates principally from the 14th century. The five nave bays, the transepts and four of the five choir bays were all built ca. 1365-1395. Additions including aisles, the distinctive crown spire and the raising of a clerestory over the nave were all made by 1500. The exterior was inappropriately refaced in ashlar by William Burn in 1829-1833. Most of the stained glass dates from 1872-1883, financed by William Chambers; this renovation also created a single interior space. The North and West windows are 20th century. St. Giles' was only a cathedral in its formal sense (i.e. the seat of a bishop) for two periods during the 17th century (1635-1638 and 1661-1689); it is now Church of Scotland (Presbyterian). The Order of the Thistle Chapel was designed by Robert S. Lorimer and finished in 1911. It contains stalls for the 16 knights, the Sovereign's stall and two Royal stalls.
Variant Titles:
High Kirk of Edinburgh
Topics:
Architecture -- Britain -- 14th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Britain -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Scotland -- 14th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Scotland -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
British
Scottish
Accession Number:
1A2-SC-E-SGC-C7
Coordinates:
+55.949444-3.190833
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches: cathedrals (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals; visual works; stained glass (visual works) architecture; Restoration and conservation; Church of Scotland; revival styles
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10472885
PID:
digcoll:1817733