Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 56028 67772
256028, 667772


John Honeyman, architect; 1881. Classical Renaissance church

with superimposed pedimented portico frontage. Polished

ashlar, banded masonry, stonecleaned.

E elevation; at ground, Ionic pilasters support dentil

pediment which is broken by 2-storey advanced pedimented

portico with 4-pairs of superimposed columns. Corinthian over

Ionic. At ground, smooth recessed round-arched panels with

bold keystones and rusticated margins contain square-headed

corniced windows, at centre double-leaf panelled doors. At

1st arched stained glass windows with pilastered reveals. Set

back and flanking main pediment are 2 small square open

arched bell-cotes with ogival lead roofs and iron finials.

To SE, single storey wing containing halls etc; detailed as

ground margins of main facade. Continuous dentil cornice with die-balustrade 5-bay flanks with round-arched windows to

upper level. Polished ashlar N flank with architraved,

consoled and pedimented door; cill strings. Droved ashlar S

flank with round arched gallery windows. Interior: aisleless

5-bay nave. Panel fronted gallery to 3 sides supported on

elaborately carved consoles and reached by stairs in towers.

Windows flanked by pilasters supporting deep coving; coffered

ceiling with iron beams painted and decorated with

plasterwork. Shallow organ recess flanked by Corinthian

columns and pilasters, organ 1913, with screen by Keppie.

Elaborately carved timber communion table, chairs and pulpit;

latter with walnut inlay. Stained glass by Douglas Strachan

circa 1920 and Margaret Chilton circa 1951. Flanking organ,

war memorial tablets.

To N and S stairs, memorial tablets to Dr R Drummond and Rev

W R Thomson.

Church halls to SE with timber ceiling and roof-lights.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Formerly UP church.

Part of Westbourne Gardens A group.



Gomme and Walker 1968; pp 156, 159.

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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