Listed Building

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Local Authority
North Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
North Lanarkshire
Old Monkland
NS 72335 68569
272335, 668569


George Arthur of Airdrie, 1890-1. Gothic Revival church in early English style. Gabled front to street. Squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar dressings; band course strings/hoodmoilds to front buttressed elevations.

W ELEVATION: nave and aisles front, centre doorway; moulded surround with single nookshafts and bell capitals, boarded double door with decorative cast-iron hinges. 2 narrowlancets flanking, window above of 3 stepped lancets, gabled and finialled ashlar bellcote to gablehead. 4-bay N and S flanks; tall lancet windows separated by buttresses. Widely spaced lancet windows in E gable flank pulpit.

INTERIOR: ceiled collar-beam roof with 4 arched brace beams; laminated pitch pine with pierced ornament and moulded corbels. Gallery at front gable, pulpit opposite, furnishings all yellow pine. Stained glass to W by Sadie F McLellan, 1975. Organ by Ingram of Edinburgh, 1841.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The first minister, Rev. Alexander Tait, raised the parish from a mission to a full charge, and raised money for the building of a new church and manse. The church merged with Gartcosh as the Glenboig Parish churches in 1985. Glenboig is similar to the church at Longriggend, also by George Arthur, 1891.



Information supplied by minister (1989).

F Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER, (1892), p48.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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