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CARDROSS, DARLEITH ROAD, SAINT MAHEW'S CHAPELLB42905

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/05/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Parish: Cardross

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 34208 78639
  • Coordinates: 234208, 678639

Description

15th century chapel dedicated to St Mahew; in 17th century nave became parish school; chancel retained as family burial vault of Napiers of Kilmahew; restored Ian Lindsay and Partners, 1953-55 as Roman Catholic parish church. Rectangular-plan church aligned E to W, with lean-to vestry against N wall. Painted harl with red sandstone crowstepped gables; masonry carved mouldings, roll-moulded at E end, chamfered now painted. Red sandstone ashlar birdcage bellcote.

S ELEVATION: 4-bay nave with higher chancel at E end, crowstepped gables. Door to outer left, 3 window symmetrically disposed to right. 2-bay nave to outer right; boarded door to left, window to right, roll- moulded surrounds.

N ELEVATION: nave with window off-centre to right, lean-to outshot at W end; chancel at E end, roll-moulded window to right.

E ELEVATION: gable, wall thickness deeper, small roll-moulded window at ground to right; small window in gablehead.

W ELEVATION: red sandstone apex birdcage bellcote, reconstructed 1950s on 18th century design, ashlar bell-cast roof, ball and cross finial. Window at ground to outer left.

12-pane sash and case timber windows; multi-paned window at E end. Grey slate roof, red sandstone roof ridging.

INTERIOR: Early Christian cross-inscribed stone slab at entrance. 1950s interior, glazed screen dividing main body of nave from entrance; carved and painted statue of Saint Margaret, painted flowing banner. Sculpted crucifixion scene above chancel against painted backdrop latin inscription beneath with datestones 1467 and 1955. Chancel area, red sandstone chancel arch; rubble; round-arched sedilia. Aumbry now glazed. Stained glass window in gable.

GRAVEYARD: number of plain grave slabs probably dating from the 17th century.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble boundary wall with boulder coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church was dedicated in 1467 to St Mahew. Following the Reformation the church served as a chapel of ease, and later as a village school with the E chancel maintained as a burial place. The historical research for the 1953-55 reconstruction was carried out by Fr David McRoberts acknowledged by a plaque inside. The Roman Catholic parish of St Mahews was formed in 1978.

References

Bibliography

TRANSACTIONS SCOTTISH ECCLESIOLOGICAL SOCIETY (1961) Rev David McRoberts. F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p57. SCOTTISH FIELD February 1957. Arthur F Jones CARDROSS THE VILLAGE IN DAYS GONE BY, p81.

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