Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 48453 63679
248453, 663679


W D McLennan, architect, 1907. Art nouveau interpretation

of perpendicular Gothic. Nave and aisles with halls and

offices attached at rear (west). Snecked and stugged

ashlar with polished dressings. 7-light traceried window

to east front above low mullioned windows, flanked by

the bold buttresses rising to clasp gables. Curved porch

on south with door facing south and quadrant to north in

re-entrant angle between nave and gables main porch with

tiny angle turret. Segmentally arched doors. North elevation

variously gabled with bold transept projecting similarly

detailed to east window. Additional window to west similarly

detailed set in very low gable with flattened segmentally

arched bay between with recessed door and windows. 6-bay

north elevation with end bays of aisle curved that to east

with door and that to west angle turret. Between are 3-light

mullioned windows. 4 light painted arch clerestory windows

except to blind east bay. Buttressses rise through eaves

to form pinnacles. South chancel wall blind above single-

storey vestry which has door with segmentally-arched hood

breaking through eaves. Slate roofs to church and half

interior has 4-centred arches to aisles with clerestory to

south. Galleried aisleless bay to east. Chancel arch

flanked by 2 pointed arches that to left blind. Organ

housed in side arch of chancel. Gallery to north transept.

Complex queen post and collar beam roof. Outstanding

furnishings mostly designed by McLennan, including organ

case, font and pulpit. Very fine stalls. Windows have small

patterns of coloured glass except for stained west window.

Vestry has fine tiled fireplace and built in cupboards.

Boundary railings and notice board also by McLennan.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as Free St George's

Total Cost $14073.



ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL 14 September 1977


Bulletin no 6 of S.G.S. September 1979

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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