A usually permanent construction, such as a house or store
On the one hand there is fear and regret for the loss of the whole edifice constructed through the ages, on the other is the passion for destruction.
But this beautiful edifice was not my destination nor were its inhabitants my social equal.
St John's church is a Gothic edifice with a lofty tower; St Salvator's was built about 1720.
It is by Wren, but there are traces of the previous Gothic edifice in the tower.
The parish church of St Martin's is a handsome edifice rebuilt in 1873.