Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 35306 58752
235306, 658752


Built 1806-8. Irregular octagon. Rubble-built church with

ashlar margins. 3-stage square tower with faceted spire to

north east, tall arched and rusticated porch leading to

round-headed door with fanlight at base flanked by open Roman

Doric porches; ashlar; 2nd stage on panelled plinth,

pilasters at angles and louvered belfry opening in

architraves with consoled pediment to each face. 3rd stage:

clock to each face in panel and faceted spire on low

octagonal stage above. Rectangular windows behind flanking

porches; remaining ground floor windows segmental-headed,

square headed windows above. 12 and 16-pane sashes. Eaves

band, cornice and blocking course. Piended and platform slate


Low session house to rear links to single storey 5-bay

buttressed Gothic hall added 1901: John MacLelland of

Kilbirnie, architect: bullfaced snecked ashlar with polished

dressings, Porch with pointed-headed door on north west gable: pointed-arched windows on north east wall. Moulded skews with

gableted skewputts and cross-finialed gables and slate roof.

Church interior: panelled gallery supported on wooden Roman

Doric columns; organ by Foster & Andrews installed 1885, with

tubes behind pulpit: pulpit flanked by stained glass windows

at ground and at gallery level, former, resurrection (circa

1928) and Good Samaritan themes (circa 1913), latter, the

sower (circa 1883) and the reaper (circa 1888). South east

gable window (circa 1915) of hall acquired 1947 from

demolished former West church: Good Shepherd theme.

Church bell by John Wilson & Co., Glasgow: cast 1810; re-cast

1849 and 1903.

Statement of Special Interest

John Logan & James Connelly masons, & Robert Campbell & David

Gilmour, Wrights, provided the plans for the church: however

according to Cairn Ms, church actually built by one 'Andro

from Kilbarchan' mason.

Opened officially 2 October 1808, although some reference

gives 1806 as date of building.




SRO CH2/649/7, p 161 ff. CH2/294/13.

Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette, July 9, 1955.

Cairn of Lochwinnoch Ms (Paisley Library) vol X, p 95.


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