Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Port Glasgow
NS 33994 73809
233994, 673809


Gillespie Kidd and Coia, 1946-59. Large Church with presbytery adjoining to N set into on steeply sloping site. Yellowish red facing brick with copper roofs.

CHURCH on rectangular plan, with low-pitched roof, 9 bays separated by plain pilasters continued to eaves as timber mullions. Within each bay tripartite clerestory windows below eaves E end bay set-back glazing. To S single storey flat-roofed aisle with continuous glazing at eaves and two wooden double doors. Set to N, at W end, severely plain bell tower with open top stage extending into tower stair hall and stair tower with two-level glazed corridor to church.

Iron cross at apex of windowless W gable of church. N elevation of church has bracketed vertical boarded timber flat-roofed cantilevered projection spanning 3 of church bays, with 9 narrow windows with mullions towards bottom.

INTERIOR: not seen.

PRESBYTERY: 2 storey and basement, rectangular, 8 bay, with cantilevered glazed rectangular bay at ground floor level of N side. Basement full storey on N side glazed with narrow horizontal windows. Glazed corridor to church.




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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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