Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
NS 39961 75461
239961, 675461


Dunn and Hansom of Newcastle, architects. Built 1900-3.

Aisled, 8-bay Gothic church with lower chancel, sanctuary

added later; detached 3-stage tower added to west 1926-7,

Pugin and Pugin of London, architects. All bullfaced red

snecked rubble with polished dressings. Church has simply

detailed principal gabled elevation to Strathleven Place; 2

doors recessed under moulded arches with flanking blind

arches, cross-finialed gable above with figure of St Patrick

in canopied niche; 3 lancets above; angle buttresses;

hood-mould to all openings; gable oculus; single hood-moulded

and plate-traceried aisle windows. Paired, hood-moulded

windows with cusped heads to aisle and clerestory, aisle bays buttressed. West aisle has gabled door at north end.

Traceried window to south (chancel) gable. Flat-roofed

sacristy at south west corner (other roofs slated, with red

ridge tiles).

Interior: aisle arcades on circular piers. Small organ

gallery at north with panelled front and flanking pipes.

Baptistry in eastern aisle. High altar with reredos under

gothic baldacchino all in marble. Marble altar and reredos to

chapels at south end of either aisle; octagonal marble

pulpit. Painted panels on walls of Stations of the Cross.

Rood hangs from chancel arch; painted figure of St Michael by

Eric Gill; some leaded glass windows; timbered roof. Tower

linked to west aisle. Traceried windows to 2 faces of lower

stage; figure in canopied niche to 3 faces of 2nd stage,

flanked by cusped lights. 3rd stage, large pointed, louvered

and traceried belfry window to each face. Stepped angle buttresses (enclosing stair at north west) rising into pinnacles, these

linked by corbelled parapet, pierced and crenellated.

Set behind low, red, bullfaced rubble boundary wall with

square gatepiers and simple iron gates and railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Presbytery to south not included on statutory list.

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



Dean of Guild Drawings in Dumbarton Library.

ST PATRICK'S, DUMBARTON, (anniversary brochure)

LENNOX HERALD 27.6.26 (refers to tower) (copy in Dumbarton


About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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