Listed Building

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ST NICHOLAS PARISH CHURCH HIGH STREETLB36981

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
07/05/1980
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Burgh
Lanark
NGR
NS 88114 43660
Coordinates
288114, 643660

Description

1774, interior recast 1830 and 1870 rectangular plan with

projecting tower at east. Body of church stuccoed with

rusticated quoins. 6-stage rubble built tower with

rusticated and painted quoins and band courses to lower

3 stages: angle margins to 4th, clock dated 1774 on each

face in 5th stage; moulded set backs to 6th, which has

keystoned, round-headed, louvred openings. Cornice above

with urns at angles, octagonal dome, capped with obelisk

and weather-vane. Round-headed entrance on east face with

coved reveals and Gibbs surround. Above, statue of

William Wallace, 1817 by Robert Forrest, standing on

corbelled plinth and under pinnacled canopy. Body of

Church has 5 tall round-headed windows with margins,

imposts and keystones. Shallow set-back above and 5

gallery windows of smaller but similar design, in both

north and south elevations. Similar windows in gable end

well flanking tower. Square headed door at south east with

Gibbs surround. Piended slate roof.

Town bell, founded 1110, recast 1659, 1740 and 1830,

brought to the "in kirk" in 1777.

References

Bibliography

Architecture of Post Reformation Churches. George Hay.

pp. 83, 167, 175 and 263.

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