Fountainbridge  -  beside the Union Canal

St Kentigern's Church

Proposed demolition

St Kentigern's Church stands on the southern bank of the Union Canal at St Peter's Place.  The church has not been used for several years and is now threatened with demolition to make way for a three storey building for housing (18 apartments), restaurant and bar.

The church was built in 1897 but was used as a church only until 1941.  However, the Edinburgh heritage body, the Cockburn Association have objected to this proposal on the grounds that the church is one of the few buildings of historic interest on this section of the canal.

The editorial in the Edinburgh Evening News has lent its support to saving the church and so preventing this section of the canal becoming too  bland.

Edinburgh Evening News:  November 30, 2005,  pp.8, 12




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Scottish & Newcastle Breweries  -  The Yard

Industry in Fountainbridge  -  history

Fountainbridge  -  Proposed developments

South Fountainbridge  -  plans announced

North Fountainbridge  -  plans announced

St Kentigern's Church  -  demolition?

Edinburgh Quay  -  developments

Palais Bingo Hall  -  demolition

Union Canal

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