Listed Building

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ALEXANDRIA, MAIN STREET, SAINT ANDREW'S PARISH CHURCH WITH GATEPIERS, RAILINGS, GRAVEYARD AND SMOLLETT MAUSOLEUMLB1136

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/07/1974
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Parish
Bonhill
NGR
NS 39111 79956
Coordinates
239111, 679956

Description

1840. Gothic hall church with tower rectangular-plan church. Painted stugged squared and snecked sandstone; ashlar margins and dressings; rough render side and rear elevation. Base course; eaves cornice; strip quoins.

W (MAIN) ELEVATION: 2-stage tower with spire to buttressed bay at centre. Round-arched door, scalloped colonnette moulding; 2-leaf panelled door. 3-light round-arched window above; corbelled clock on each side, gabled sawtooth louvred lucarnes; octagonal narrow spire, finialled, lead weathervane; gabletted, pinnacled pilaster buttresses. Flanking buttressed bays; round-arched windows, scalloped hoodmoulds

N AND S ELEVATIONS: ashlar pilaster dividing nave from tower; 5-bay nave; round-arched windows; smaller round-arched window at tower.

E ELEVATION: 2-bay gabled block at centre; blank flanking bays. Modern flat-roofed vestry built at ground.

10-pane patterned fire glass; rear windows 6-pane bipartite. Low gabled roof, ashlar coping to skews, skewputts.

INTERIOR: stripped inteior. 2 stained glass patterned windows to Smollett family.

GRAVEYARD: range of mid to later 19th century grave monuments, Celtic cross, slab memorials.

SMOLLETT MAUSOLEUM: Romanesque Revival; shallow T-plan, mauseleum straddling rear wall; honey-coloured sandstone ashlar; ashlar dressings; zoomorphic, figuartive sculptures. Gabled entrance bay, Romanesque door; chevron moulding; colonnettes; hoodmould, zoomorphic labelstops; plaque in gablehead; cross finial; grotesque figurative corbel. Narrow bays, recessed niches. Arcaded blind window; hoodmould, grotesque labelstops; very weathered on left return. Grey slate roof, ashlar ridging.

WAR MEMORIAL: rusticated granite, battered base; primitive Celtic cross.

GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: octagonal piers with depressed finialled caps; low plinth wall with arrowhead cast-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

The church is no longer in ecclesiastical use.

References

Bibliography

F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p42. SRO.

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