From its towering campanile to its intimate cloistered courtyard, this church is a little bit of rural Italy in the heart of literary Morningside. St Peter’s was built especially for Father John Gray (former aesthetic poet and associate of Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Wilde and Beardsley) by his literary patron Marc-André Raffalovich, in 1907. The work of Sir Robert Lorimer, this Category A-listed building remains a repository of exquisite metalwork, woodcarving, paintings, statuary and stained glass.
Architect: Sir Robert Lorimer
Building Date: 1907