Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
NS 38947 77985
238947, 677985


H and D Barclay, 1891-92. Squat T-plan gothic church with tall 3-stage entrance tower at centre. Stugged squared and snecked red sandstone, bull-faced margins and dressings. Base course; hoodmoulds; diagonal, clasping buttresses; bracketted eaves cornice.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay entrance; entrance tower advanced at centre of gable with stylised crowsteps. TOWER: 3-stage; string courses; stepped crenellated parapet, waterspouts. Broad 3-centred arched door at ground, paired doors; blind tracery in arch-head; stepped hoodmould with crocketted detail; diagonal buttresses; lancet above. Paired pointed arch louvred windows, shared mullion, hoodmoulds. Flanking symmetrical bays of gable, blind pointed arch windows; diagonal clasping buttresses with tall crocketted finials.

N ELEVATION: 4-bay nave with transept advanced to outer left bay.

4 broad 3-centred arch windows, each of 4 cusped lights, hoodmoulds, buttress at centre crowstepped gable. Transept to left, large 3-centre arched window, Perpendicular tracery; 3-centre arched door to outer left; 3-centre arched door to left of right return, window to right; blocked window on left return. Gabled block in re-entrant angle between chancel and transept to outer left; bipartite window at centre, small door to right.

S ELEVATION: 4-bay nave with crowstepped gabled transept to outer right with large 3-centre arched window. Mirror of N elevation.

E ELEVATION: lower gabled chancel; large 3-centre arched Perpendicular window at centre. Vestry and storage blocks in flanking re-entrant angles; both with bipartite windows in gable, doors to right and left respectively.

Leaded diamond-pane windows. Artificial slate roof, corbelled skewputts on transepts. Sawtooth coping to skews on chancel.

INTERIOR: original cruciform plan with altar at E end; modern alterations including change of orientation, altar now located in S transept with organ located in E transept. Former nave now blocked at chancel arch to form hall, original W tower entrance no longer used for church; entrance through N transept, glazed screen at N end. Open timber roof, interior plaster removed, now rubble; stained glass.

Statement of Special Interest

An ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church provides a terminal role to the view down Leven Street.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p39.

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.

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