Listed Building

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STRATHAVEN KIRK STREET AVONDALE OLD PARISH CHURCH AND GATEPIERSLB1277

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
12/01/1971
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Avondale
NGR
NS 70124 44312
Coordinates
270124, 644312

Description

Dated 1772, interior thoroughly renovated 1879, Robert A.

Bryden of Clarke & Bell, architect. Symmmetrical T-plan

church with 5-stage tower on long north west elevation, later

additions flanking tower and at rear. Body of church harled,

with ashlar dressings and rusticated quoins; tower and

flanking additions stugged ashlar with rusticated quoins; 3rd

& 4th stages of tower with angle margins. Original entrance

at base of tower with pilastered jambs and round-arched

head, now blocked and filled with war memorial; oculus

inserted in corniced 2nd stage, 3rd & 4th stages each set

back, small round-arched window in former, clock in square

panel in latter, bellcote above with bell-cast roof; ball

finial and weathervane. Entrance in addition to north east

of tower. Tall round-arched windows in each outer bay of

north west elevation, all windows to the front with

keystones. Remaining elevations with square-headed windows to

ground and gallery levels. Piended slate roof.

Interior: galleries with panelled fronts, and supported on

slender cast-iron columns. Pulpit has pilastered round-headed

niche with shell hood and is flanked by organ pipes in

pilastered cases. Panelled ceiling. Some leaded glass panels.

Statement of Special Interest

In ecclesiastical use.

References

Bibliography

Groome "Gazetteer" vol VI p 407

Hay "Architecture of Scottish Post reformation churches" 1957 pp

83, 175 & 263

Heritors records HR 397/1, 397/4, 397/7, 397/8

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