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GORDON STREET / JOHNSTON STREET, ST MATTHEW'S CHURCH INCLUDING RAILINGSLB39007

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 27/03/1985

Location

  • Local Authority: Renfrewshire
  • Planning Authority: Renfrewshire
  • Burgh: Paisley

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 48453 63679
  • Coordinates: 248453, 663679

Description

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.

References

Bibliography

ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL 14 September 1977

I A Lamb FASTI OF THE UNITED FREE CHURCH p.169

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

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