Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 29742 82485
229742, 682485


D Abercrombie, 1886. Rectangular-plan, 3-bay gothic church with tower to SE angle and 2-storey church hall and vestry to rear (N). Squared, stugged and snecked cream sandstone, droved ashlar dressings. Base and eaves courses, pointed-arch windows, chamfered arrises, hoodmoulds with floreate label-stops.

S (KING STREET EAST/ENTRANCE) ELEAVTION: tall gabled bay to centre with tower to outer right and aisle window to outer left. 4-centred arch doorway to centre with chamfered reveals, 2-leaf boarded doors and set in advanced gabled surround with off-set piers, ashlar coped skew, bracketted skewputts and floreate finial to gable apex. Tall pointed-arch window above with 3-light cusped geometric tracery, small niche to gablehead. Lower single bay to outer left with lancet window, divided from centre bay by off-set buttress; angle buttress flanking to left. Tower to outer right see below.

TOWER: 2 stage with octagonal drum and ashlar finialled spire; off-set diagonal buttresses surmounted by puramidal ashlar finials above 2nd stage. S elevation Y-tracery window at ground, oculus above with quatrefoil tracery, hoodmould course over. W elevation; similarly detailed oculus to 2nd stage. Drum with narrow round-headed louvered lucarnes to S, E, and W, corblled course above stepped to gablets over lucarnes.

W AND E ELEVATIONS: 5 windows with Y-tracery, door to vestry to far left; (4 windows to E elevation).

VESTRY AND CHURCH HALL: W elevation; door to right, window above at 1st floor with etched glazing depicting the River Jordan. Advanced blank bay to outer left.

E ELEVATION: 2 windows to vestry, window to church hall above at 1st floor.

Lead diamond pane glazing to church. Grey slate roof, ashlar coped skews, bracketted skewputts.

INTERIOR: simply furnished with timber benches and gothic decoration to reredos. Stained glass to W window (1906) celebrating the foundation of the Zenana Mission in India by Rev John Sale.



Dumbarton District Library, Dean of Guild Drawings for Helensburgh

(Box Date 1883-1889).

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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