Frederick T Pilkington (Pilkington and Bell) 1868-9, extended
1879 by Ireland and MacLaren. Muscular well-detailed and
massed gothic church with steeple and basement hall. Two-tone
ashlar with coloured bands and details.
TOWER and spire at NE corner: shoulder arched door in
pointed porch to E, advanced gablet to N with 2-light window
and hexafoil rose. Square tower with clasping buttresses
chamfered at 3 stages. Paired louvred lancets at belfry
stage, linked at base of 2nd stage and at impost level by
dog-tooth bands. Octagonal spire with decorated bands and
Impressively wide N ELEVATION: elaborate centre piece with
paired pointed-arched doorways under taller arches
depressed 1 arched with hexafoil and carving in tympana,
carved foliated band course all within wide arched porch.
Large pointed arches recess over, with twin 2-light windows,
quatrefoils and hexafoil in elaborately carved tympana. Cross
finial. Similar but simpler windows to gablets flanking door.
Stepped blind arcading over. 2-light window to right bay,
tall gabletted lancet over, breaks eaves of steep pavilion
roof. Wrought-iron finial.
W ELEVATION: left to right: steep pyramidal roof over twin
lancets, 3 advanced asymmetrical gabletted bays; 2-light with
quatrefoil at left; centre 4-light with large trefoiled
tympanum, 5-light bow at ground floor; right (added 1879)
smaller 4-light gable; slightly advanced at ground floor.
E elevation similar. Finials missing.
REAR ELEVATION Ireland and MacLaren, 1879: pyramidal-roofed
turrets with wrought-iron finials and cusped lancets in
re-entrant angles between side gables and chancel, chamfered
infill at ground floor. Large rose in S gable. Gable end
stack. Vestry 2-storey, 2 bays of shouldered arched windows
to S, blank chamfered wall to neighbouring property.
Session House/hall, single storey, canted E elevation with
cusped lancets and vesica.
Slate roofs. Small-pane leaded glazing, some stained glass.
Cathedral panes to vestry and hall.
INTERIOR U-plan gallery on stout masonry columns and timber
twisted barley-sugar columns. Slim cast-iron columns at
gallery level carry hammerbeam roofs of gables, timber with
wrought-iron ties. Ornate bowed timber pulpit and organ case
(minus pipes). Original pews and light fittings. Stained glass
windows, 4 in 1897 and 4 by Stephen Adam, Glasgow 1903.