Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NS 57976 67572
257976, 667572


1896-99, C R Mackintosh of Honeyman and Keppie. Built as Free Church, since 1977 the home of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. Built in red sandstone ashlar with slate roof and red ridge tiles and occupying an imposing position. An original interpretation owing much to Richard Norman Shaw's Harrow Mission Church in Latimer Road, Hammersmith, London.

Rectangular plan with transepts and porch given emphasis by rising above low aisle; bold tapering tower with attached stair turret and entrance at base with perpendicular window above and louvred window in upper stage, derived from medieval tower of Merriott Church, Somerset, at SW angle. The prominent S elevation has 2 full-height gabled bays with large perpendicular gallery windows, adjoining tower, 2 low aisle bays spanned by a bold flying buttress; at the E a 2-storey porch with very original Art Nouveau details. W gable has a large perpendicular window.

INTERIOR: wide timber barrel-vaulted hall spanned by rolled steel tie beams. Passage aisle at S linking 2 entrances. Galleries at E and in SW projection, boldly cantilevered with pendant details. Screen below E gallery 1939-45 by Thomas Howarth. Furnishings designed by Mackintosh, rood beam reinstated 1990. W window with 3 coloured lights designed by Gordon Webster 1960.

THE HALL: reached by link to N from E end. Rectangular-plan with typical Mackintosh open-trussed roof and top lighting. Tall dado panelling with deep cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use.



Howarth, CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH (1977) pp175-8. Buildings of Scotland, Glasgow pp326-7.

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. 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.

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