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BATH STREET, CLARK MEMORIAL CHURCH AND GATEPIERSLB37152

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
14/04/1971
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
Burgh
Largs
NGR
NS 20166 59316
Coordinates
220166, 659316

Description

William Kerr associated with Thomas Graham Abercrombie of

Paisley, architects. 1890-2. Early English Gothic, 7-bay

church with tall 3-stage tower and spire, vestry and 4-bay

hall at south east, low gabled porch at south west. Snecked,

stugged red ashlar with polished dressings. Tower has

clasping, stepped angle buttresses at 1st and 2nd stage;

door in south wall with pointed moulded head and hood-

moulds, single lancet set high above in tall lower stage.

Short 2nd stage with 5 arcaded pointed-headed openings

(3 blind) with slender shafts to each face.

3rd stage has tall, open, pointed-headed, paired belfry

lights to each face, in moulded reveals, with slender

dividing column. Tall, faceted spire with lucarnes and

pinnacles supported on columns. Tower linked to church by

rectangular hall and semi-octagonal vestry. Projecting

porch at west with door under pointed, moulded head and

hood-mould, bays to body of church divided by stepped

buttresses with gablets above eaves; 5 windows with

geometric tracery to north and south, 2 in former in

advanced gabled aisle; door in either end of north wall.

Large geometric traceried window in west gable, gableted

angle buttresses, stepped, and with plinths, at eaves line,

supporting figures under hoods, Moses to left, St John to

right. East window has large geometric traceried window and

angle buttresses; hall, lit by 4 lancets, extends to left.

Interior: body of church with oak pews and high dado with

panels cusped, and corniced. Hammerbeam roof, and light

fittings supported by angelic figures. Organ by Willis of

London. East window by Meikle and Sons, Glasgow, and west

and transept gallery windows by Stephen Adam, these all

gifted by John Clark.

Church set back and enclosed by low red ashlar wall with

battered broad gatepiers; octagonal, with decorative frieze,

cornice and hemi-spherical caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Endowed by and called after John Clark of Curling Hall.

Ecclesiastical building in use.

References

Bibliography

Rev Charles Scobie, "Clark Memorial Church, Large" N.D.

Groome "Gazetteer" 1882 Vol IV p470.

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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