Mass times at st margarets and st leonards catholic. Full text of an account of the history and antiquities of st. This edinburgh first venue provides both a central location and a memorable setting for meetings and events in edinburgh. Thereafter there was extensive development of tenements and industries on the south side of the south back. St leonard s hall reunion a little history prior to the appearance of the pollock halls complex in the mid 1960 s, holyrood park road was dominated by nelson s printing works now scottish widows fund and life assurance head office, their playing fields and three scottish baronial mansions erected by and for the nelson family. Leonards hall check out tripadvisor members 50,2 candid photos and videos.
Hall of residence modern, hospital first world war county. Edinburgh university press was founded in the 1940s and became a wholly owned subsidiary of the university of edinburgh in 1992. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. St leonard s hall is found in the grounds of pollock halls, with arthur s seat its stunning backdrop. The penguin book on scottish buildings dealt with this st leonards. The former newington and st leonards church opened as the queens hall in 1979 and has become edinburghs most storied venue almost by default everywhere else with a decent. Shortly after world war ii, sir donald pollock rector of the university from 1939 to 1945 gifted the site to the university of edinburgh and pollock halls of residence came into being.
Author and broadcaster raymond lamontbrown has produced a fascinating and comprehensive history of st andrews, from the dawn of pictish times to the present, based on several decades of residence in the burgh and on original study of its thoroughfares and byways. St leonard s hall is currently closed as the present time falls outside of the opening hours below. Mass times at st margarets and st leonards catholic church. St leonards hall is a midnineteenth century baronial style building, on the pollock halls site of the university of edinburgh the hall was designed by john lessels, and built in 18691870 for thomas nelson junior, of the thomas nelson family of publishers. It features pepperpot turrets and a tower with corbelledout bartizans and a caphouse which is said to be reminiscent of a highland. St leonards the history of photography in edinburgh by. I hope to add a few of these photos to this web site later. We also have a wide selection of rosaries, statues, holy pictures, crucifixes, medals, candles, mantillas, greetings cards and much more. St leonards hall first appears on the edinburgh ordnance survey map of 1876. It was shown on the ordnance survey map, 189394 as being next to the castle o clouts public house. The carved staircase, intricately painted ceilings and turrets re integral to the baronial style of st leonard s hall. St leonards hall can host up to 60 people in each of its eight period rooms.
A high mass was celebrated and afterwards a buffet lunch was enjoyed by all in the hall. Bell, who was director for almost two decades, was succeeded by tom mole. The chb now serves a community over 30 members of staff across several univ. I wrote about boarding school proprietress mrs jane bertram, who owned a school in st andrews st leonards, near the ruined cathedral until 1826, and then another at newington house in edinburgh. The white lady is without doubt the most writtenabout ghost of st andrews, and her link with the socalled haunted tower makes her story all the more fascinating, for here lies a murky story not just of the spirit of an attractive young woman, but of mummified. A library containing a great assortment of religious books was opened and the repository has grown. University of edinburgh, holyrood road, edinburgh, eh8 8aq. The site is owned by the science and technology facilities council stfc. Nevertheless, as he stood and gazed in wonderment and joy at the rather sleezy looking hall the notion of returning the tridentine mass to scotland was born, right there.
Edinburgh recollections st leonards the history of. The land across the south back of canongate now holyrood road opposite the gardens of old moray house had remained part of the queen s park until the middle of the 19th century. The edinburgh room at edinburgh central library has a collection of photographs of the st leonard s district, taken in the early 20th century before many of the buildings were demolished. Edinburgh encyclopedia volume catholic encyclopedia. The centre for the history of the book was established in 1995 at the university of edinburgh as an international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text its production, circulation, and reception from manuscript to the electronic text. The penguin book on scottish buildings dealt with this st leonards land with particular severity. To discuss membership or to place an advert on this site please contact. Records of st leonards college in the university of st. The newhaven heritage museum at newhaven harbour has for more information on fishwives and has examples.
One of the two founders of st leonards college was the prior john hepburn whose motto ad vitam for life was adopted by the school in the 1880s. St leonard s hall can host up to 60 people in each of its eight period rooms. Rg cant and rn smart, st leonard s college and dean s court 1977, rg cant, the university of st andrews. Thank you to john harris for posting messages in the edinphoto guest book. The dream of an edinburgh tridentine rite congregation started, not in edinburgh or even scotland, but in the capital city of our oldest friend and ally. Families from these cleared areas were housed together with local coal mining families. The story of the queen s hall the building the former church of newington and st leonard s, now the queen s hall, owes its origin to the rapid growth of the city southwards in the early years of the nineteenth century. St leonard street 64, the coalyard house, formerly called. The campus is rich in history, having served as a place of education almost. A more contemporary halls of residence and conferencing centre has been built behind st leonards. St leonards hall reunion the university of edinburgh. The railway was built in 1831 to transport coal from the mining towns south of the city.
The royal observatory, edinburgh roe is an astronomical institution located on blackford hill in edinburgh. If you have not been to the traditional latin mass before you are very welcome to come along. St leonards hall is found in the grounds of pollock halls, with arthurs seat its stunning backdrop. This school provided the inspiration for ronald searles books and a quartet of classic. Mens history university of st andrews rugby football club. University of edinburgh centre for open learning paterson s land, holyrood road, edinburgh. The campus is rich in history, having served as a place of education almost continuously since it was first used as st leonards college for poor clerks in 1512. The history of st margarets and st leonards catholic church. St leonards has been at the forefront of education in scotland and the united kingdom since. Edinburgh university press is a scholarly publisher of academic books and journals, based in edinburgh, scotland history.
St leonards college was founded in 1512 by alexander stewart, archbishop of st andrews, and. In 1883 the school became st leonards and moved to the site which it still occupies today, an expansive piece of land within the towns medieval priory walls. Mary s, in leith wynd, for twelve almsmen converted into a workhouse by the edinburgh magistrates in 1619. St margarets and st leonards catholic church edinburgh. The original st leonards land, now the core of the present building, was opened in 1971. Marys, in leith wynd, for twelve almsmen converted into a workhouse by the edinburgh magistrates in 1619. St leonard street 64, the coalyard house, formerly called hermits and termits is a category b listed building in edinburgh, edinburgh, scotland. Readers may remember that i contributed a blogpost to the eaern website eighteenthcentury arts research network back in 2017. St leonards hall reunion a little history prior to the appearance of the pollock halls complex in the mid 1960s, holyrood park road was dominated by nelsons printing works now scottish widows fund and life assurance head office, their playing fields and three scottish baronial mansions erected by and for the nelson family. Up to the 1750 s the west kirk st cuthbert s had served all the suburbs and the area surrounding. Find parking charges, opening hours, postcode and a parking map of easipark st leonard s street as well as other car parks, street parking, pay and display, parking meters and private garages for rent in edinburgh.
Mary magdalen s in the cowgate, founded in 1503 the chapel remains, and is now used as a medical mission hall. An elaborate carved figure at the base of the main staircase. Definitive description of st leonards hall city of edinburgh from the. The history of st margarets and st leonards catholic.
Listed building record and statutory address updated 2015. Shortly after world war ii, sir donald pollock rector of the university from 1939 to 1945 gifted the site to the university of edinburgh and pollock halls of residence came into being in the 1960s, a programme was begun to build more modern halls. On may 31st the following year, 1993, bishop fellay of the sspx came to bless the church and dedicate it to st margaret and st leonard. Edinburgh the catholic encyclopedia bible encyclopedia. Social housing was built in niddrie mains by edinburgh corporation from 1927 until the mid1930s, under the designs of city architect, ebenezer james macrae. University of edinburgh, st leonards hall, 18 holyrood park road, including boundary walls, edinburgh is a category a listed building in edinburgh, edinburgh, scotland. St leonards land university of edinburgh, holyrood road. Mass books are available to help you follow the mass and afterwards we invite you to join us in the hall where tea, coffee, soup and snacks are served. Leonards railway station is a closed railway station on the edinburgh and dalkeith railway. The roe comprises the uk astronomy technology centre uk atc of stfc, the institute for astronomy of the school of physics and astronomy of the university of edinburgh, and the roe visitor centre. The college of st leonard edinburgh, 1905, rg cant, st leonards chapel. Previously listed as 18 holyrood park road, st leonard s hall including boundary walls. To list your hotel, venue or meeting service on this website you must be a member of convention edinburgh. The new housing was linked to a major slum clearance scheme in the st.
St leonards bookshop and repository, edinburgh located in st margarets and st leonards catholic church, we have a large range of traditional catholic books including bibles and missals. Are you visiting edinburgh for the international book festival this august. University of edinburgh, st leonards hall, 18 holyrood park road. The numerous hospitals in catholic edinburgh comprised st.
The history of st margarets and st leonards catholic church in edinburgh. St leonards hall is a midnineteenth century baronial style building, on the pollock halls site of the university of edinburgh. Mary magdalens in the cowgate, founded in 1503 the chapel remains, and is now used as a medical missionhall. St leonard s parish church was at the top of lutton place where st leonards meets dalkeith road. Neofascist gymnasium on the southside of holyrood road its flight of steps a test of fitness. Edinburgh, 18 holyrood park road, st leonards hall. St leonard s hall is a midnineteenth century baronial style building, on the pollock halls site of the university of edinburgh the hall was designed by john lessels, and built in 18691870 for thomas nelson junior, of the thomas nelson family of publishers. Royal observatory, edinburgh wikipedia republished wiki 2.
The two original buildings on site were st leonard s hall and salisbury green, which were built in the 19th century. The games hall was let on several occasions during the edinburgh. The hall was designed by john lessels, and built in 18691870 for thomas nelson junior, of the thomas nelson family of publishers. In the years to follow more work was done to enhance the building. University of edinburgh, st leonards hall, 18 holyrood park. Records of st leonards college in the university of st andrews.184 434 1171 1197 629 1505 1018 1461 1202 682 1267 1272 396 431 653 1098 739 161 1073 1216 644 296 472 1272 1478 989 1292 887 109 624 1263 32 1317 493 1118 1132 925 1107 785 1360 97 437 146 316