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HIGH STREET, COATS MEMORIAL CHURCHLB39027

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
26/02/1971
Local Authority
Renfrewshire
Planning Authority
Renfrewshire
Burgh
Paisley
NGR
NS 47801 63960
Coordinates
247801, 663960

Description

H J Blanc, architect, 1894. Cruciform with central

tower, nave and aisles, raised on undercroft. 1st and 2nd

pointed Gothic. Snecked rubble with ashlar dressing. South

front approached by broad flight of steps; gabled entrances

to undercroft at side of steps. 3 gabled porches, recessed

entrances with nook shafts and cusped bands to the doors,

paired to centre with carved tympanum Large 5-light traceried

windows and triple lancet above in south gable, flanked by

octagonal turrets. 5-bay nave and 2-bay transepts; 4-light

traceried windows to clerestory in each bay, separated

by flying buttresses. Transept gables have 5 light windows

as south front with 3 lancets below and small flanking

turrets. Various vestries and offices disposed symmetrically

around chancel. 3 lancets in north end. Slate roof. 3

stage central tower suoorting open crown: 1st blind; 2nd

buttressed to east and west with groups of 3 lancets;

3rd stage has 2 2-light belfry openings to each face. Angle pinnacles. Interior: nave with clustered piers supporting pointed

arches and clerestory Wooden coupled roofs to nave and

transepts, stencilled. Crossing and chancel stone-vaulted

with painted panels. Carving to capitals, spandrels, etc.

Furnishings: high-relief alabaster panels under north

window: marble pulpit with alabaster reliefs, designed

by Blanc, 1906. Deep marble font, behind Communion Table.

Brass and pewter lectern. All original light fittings.

Ancillary rooms round the ambulatory have stencilled walls

and elaborate oak fireplaces. Undercroft halls modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

Souvenirs of opening and of golden jubilee.

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.

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