Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NS 60700 64541
260700, 664541


Goldie and Child of London, 1841-2. RC church, said to be the biggest in Scotland (presumably when first built) after St Andrew's Cathedral. Rectangular-plan and classical; pedimented 2-storey gabled front to street is channelled, probably all ashlar originally but now with rendered vertical panels; shallow porch; sculptured pair winged figures in tympanum; square apex bellcote; deep entablature returns over rubble-built flank to Forbes Street and series tall narrow lights and porch. Slate roof.

Interior is very elaborate if much altered from original, gallery to 3 sides, 2 tiers cast-iron columns with upper arcade supporting roof (original ceiling collapsed in 1865); altar wall remodelled in 1870s, sanctuary refitted 1892.

Enclosed by iron railing on low ashlar walls; plain square gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Upgraded to Category A 16 June 1997.



Williamson et al GLASGOW, 1990, p453.

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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