Listed Building

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SHANDON, SHORE ROAD, OLD SHANDON FREE CHURCH WITH BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERSLB18541

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
18/03/1994
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Rhu
NGR
NS 25470 86546
Coordinates
225470, 686546

Description

1844 with additions 1883 and converted to flats in 1980s. Originally rectangular-plan hall church, now T-plan with tower, tower and transepts added in 1883 additions, along with porch and buttresses. Rubble sandstone and whin with ashlar quoin strips and dressings. Base course. Eaves band.

W ELEVATION: CAMPANILE: 2-stage campanile tower to left, now truncated, spire removed on conversion. 2-light lancet at ground, cornice divides lower stage from ashlar bell chamber, louvred lancet arches, string course, piended roof. Door with gable on left return.

3-bay main hall to right. Gabled stone porch at centre, angle buttresses, pointed arch, hoodmoulds, lancets on side returns. Flanking lancets. Quatrefoil circular panel in gablehead. Ashlar

angle pinnacles.

N ELEVATION: gable of transept to outer left, stepped 3-light window, ashlar chamfered angle pinnacles, windows on right return. 2-bay nave to right comprised of 2 lancets symmetrically disposed, 2 small windows at eaves level, that to right with gabled dormerhead.

E ELEVATION: rendered. Gable at centre, asymmetrical arrangement of doors and windows, blank outer bays.

Aluminium windows. Rubberoid roof. Ashlar coping to skews and skewblocks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: rubble boundary wall with ashlar slab coping to W and rubble semi-circular coping to N. Chamfered ashlar gatepiers with pinnacle caps. Original gateway at centre of W elevation, now blocked.

Statement of Special Interest

This former Free Church of Scotland was converted to 4 luxury flats in the early 1980s. The spire was removed on conversion but much of the main exterior fabric of the church remains. The war memorial, originally sited in the churchyard was relocated when the churchyard was made into an elevated car park. The war memorial is listed separately.

References

Bibliography

OS 1st and 2nd edition map, 1865 and 1897. F A Walker & F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (RIAS 1992)p95-96. Iain B Galbraith A VILLAGE HERITAGE 1648-1980 p56.

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