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 39024 75533
239024, 675533


John MacLeod, architect. Dated 1887. Symmetrical, rectangular-plan Gothic church with gabled transepts at east, chancel, and low, transverse session hall and vestry to rear. Principal gabled east elevation: ashlar (remainder stugged, squared and snecked rubble); central shouldered door with cusped tympanum; nook-shafts supporting moulded, pointed arch; flanked by lancets; string above raised in gable over door. Set-off with large simple wheel window above; blind

arcaded parapet. 5 pointed-arched panels in gable-head above. Stepped and pinnacled angle buttresses. Stair projections each have shouldered door in hood-moulded and pointed panel in outer gable ends and hood-moulded triple lights above cusped oculus in gable-head; triple lancets under relievingarch to east. Pilaster strips divide bays, paired lights at ground and gallery level, latter pointed, with quatrefoil over; plain parapet above. Simple rose window in gabled


Slate roofs, with fleche centrally placed over church.

Interior: 3 sided gallery, with panelled front, supported on clustered columns, columns banded and carried upwards with Foliated capitals to support arcaded blind frieze at ceiling. Semi-octagonal pulpit with Gothic details approached by flanking stairs; organ pipes set behind. Vestibule has vaulted ceiling, ornamental panelled screen; stairs to

gallery have ornamental wrought-iron balustrade. 3 leaded glass windows to either side; south wall: that to left by G Maile studios, London, after 1965, other probably circa 1900; north wall; that to left dated 1888, inner window by William Meikle & Sons, 1906, that to right by John Blyth, 1980.

Statement of Special Interest

Foundation stone laid September 1886; opened in February 1888. Ecclesiastical building in use as such.





Various refs in Dumbarton Herald (Copies in Dumbarton Library)

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.

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