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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 48072 64110
248072, 664110


John White, architect; 1754-6 Church, 1770 steeple. Renovated

1876-7 by Rennison and Scott, architects. Rectangular plan,

ashlar with rusticated quoins. South elevation: 5-stage

steeple, rusticated round-headed surround to door. Venetian

window with blind sidelights; 2nd stage with angle pilasters,

blind round-headed window; 3rd with clock in each face

flanked by pilasters supporting open pediment; corbelled

balustrade over 4th stage set back, Venetian windows with

blind sidelights, and corbelled balustrade over; 5th stage

octagonal with round-headed openings in each facet and

facetted spire decorated with roundels. Flanking bays have

segmental ground floor windows, gallery with inner oculi and round-headed outer windows. North elevation 6-bay with

central pilastered and pedimented doorpiece, 2 doors in end

bays, windows detailed as on south front. 5-bay east and west

elevations with central segmentally-headed doors and

round-headed windows to ground and galleries. Eaves cornice,

piended slate roof, platformed at centre.

Interior: galleried to 3 sides with panelled fronts supported

by cast iron colonettes. Organ set under tower recess framed

by arch and coupled Ionic columns. Heavily moulded coved

ceiling with large central boss. 2 stained glass windows by

Ballantine and Sons, Edinburgh and 2 earlier 20th century


Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Cost including site was $1558.12.10d. Renovation c. $6,000 and included damp proofing of the lower walls, new cast-iron pillars to support the gallery, new gallery front, complete reseating and a new pulpit, hot water heating, new ornamental seating, lathing and plastering all walls and new north entrance. The windows by Ballantyne and Son of Edinburgh are those flanking the pulpit.

A Group with Christian Social Action Centre etc.




1957 p271


R Brown, HISTORY OF PAISLEY, 1896 Vol 2 p.30

Robert Brown, HISTORY OF THE HIGH CHURCH< PAISLEY, 1880, pp60-63.

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