Alexander McAnally, 1956-1960. Romanesque, near T-plan Roman Catholic church with square-plan tower to NW. Steel frame, concrete casing; red brick; cream dressings. Shallow buttresses divide nave windows. Round-arched window openings.
N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-stage tower with helm roof to outer right; single opening at 1st stage; single openings at 2nd stage flanking dressing which rises to round-arched louvred 3rd stage; single openings flank gabled hoodmould over; eaves course; helm roof; cross finial at apex. Gabled entrance to left; 3 pairs of 2-leaf timber doors to advanced gabled entrance; reliefs of St Mungo and St Andrew within gable; diamond frieze links pair; cross at gable apex. 3-light round-arched window aligned above; cross finial at gable apex. Small single windows flanking entrance doors. Small single window and timber door to outer left.
S (REAR) ELEVATION: strip window to sacristy to outer right (originally boy's sacristy); bowed leaded window to priest's sacristy; single square windows to transepts; 5-light strip window to chancel; single windows flanking (lower height); cross to projecting gable; single windows to re-entrant angles.
E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 11-bay, grouped 3-7-1. 2 single windows to advanced single storey sacristy to outer left; strip corridor window to single storey section to penultimate bay to left, timber door to re-entrant angle, 3-light window above to gable; 5-light strip window to chancel; single arched window to lower height flat-roofed section, abbreviated pair of nave windows above; 7 pairs of nave windows, single window to outer right, divided by deep buttress; 3 pairs of windows to advanced confessionals to left, 4 pairs of windows to advanced function rooms to right (steps lead to timber door to re-entrant angle to left), recessed single window to outer right; 3 single windows to central recessed section.
W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 10-bay, grouped 1-1-5-3. 3-stage tower to outer left; steps to advanced gabled doorpiece at 1st stage; 2-leaf timber door; leaded rectangular light at 2nd stage; St Teresa at 3rd stage; single openings flank gabled hoodmould over; eaves course; helm roof. 7-light bowed chapel bay to left; abbreviated paired nave window above. 5 square openings to lean-to aisles at ground, 5 pairs of nave windows aligned above; 3 single windows to canted mortuary bay, pair of nave windows aligned above; single window at ground to right, pair of nave windows aligned above. Steps to advanced gabled entrance porch to outer right; barley-sugar arcaded railings; 2-leaf timber door; 3-light square strip opening to right; 3-light window above to gable; 5-light strip window to chancel.
Leaded and stained glass windows. Grey slate roof (hipped to chancel), aluminium helm roof to NW tower.
INTERIOR: reworking by Page and Park, 1995 to rear of nave creating stepped sequence of glazed timber, barrel-vaulted function rooms. Oak pews; tiled floor. Stations of the cross depictions beneath nave windows and incorporated into stepped Page and Park reworking. Arched braces rise from strip pilasters dividing nave windows; iron lanterns to each pilaster; geometric detailing to ceiling. Timber organ gallery over entrance porch with figures by H A Heinzeller of Oberammergau. Iron-worked screen and marble font to bowed chapel bay. Marble work to chancel by Mortimer, Willison & Graham includes pulpit and altar table; timber elders' chairs; elaborate timber panelled arched canopy over figure of Christ on the cross; flanking round arches. Iron screens to flanking side chapels; mortuary chapel to W. Stained glass by Guthrie & Wells, metalwork by Thomas Bogie & Sons.
GATEWAYS, BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS, STEPS AND PIERS: brick gateways to N and S of W section to site; kneelers at base of gabel rise from coped square-plan pillars. Cross at apex to N; 'Saint Teresa's' inscribed within arch. Coped low brick wall to W; railings surmount; crosses within arches delineate sections. Coped brick, render and rubble wall to N elevation. Railings to E and S elevations. Railed steps and coped piers lead to presbytery.
PRESBYTERY: Alexander McAnally, 1934-5. 2-storey, 4-bay near U-plan presbytery. Horizontal brick stretchers; cream dressings to base course, main doorpiece, 1st floor cill course; eaves course and window mullions; vertical stretchers to ground floor windows at cill and lintel height create band courses (additional course to dressing breaks at 1st floor cill course); cornice; blocking course.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays to right at ground slightly advanced. Steps to shallow square-headed keystoned entrance to penultimate bay to right. 'S' and 'T' flank cross within keystone; recessed glazed timber door; sidelights; 2-light window aligned above at 1st floor; flanking single windows at ground and 1st floor. Wall breaks eaves to outer left; central blind opening at ground rises to form wallhead stack.
W (SIDE) ELEVATION: canted 3-light bay windows to outer bays at ground and 1st floor; 3-light windows to central recessed bays at ground and 1st floor.
N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-light windows to outer left and penultimate bay to right, at ground and 1st floor. Single windows to remaining bays at both floors; wall breaks eaves to outer right forming square projection; wallhead stack rises from centre.
E (REAR) ELEVATION: 6-bay, grouped 1-4-1. Advanced central canted entrance to penultimate bay to right in recessed 4-bay section; glazed timber door; small flanking windows at ground to canted section; stair window above at 1st floor; 2 single windows flanking at ground, single windows aligned above at 1st floor; single windows at ground and 1st floor to advanced corner bay to outer left. Left re-entrant angle blind; 4-bay to right re-entrant angle; glazed timber door; letterbox fanlight to penultimate bay to left; single window aligned above at 1st floor; flanking single windows at ground and 1st floors. Single window at ground, 2-light window at 1st floor to advanced bay to outer right. 2-light windows at ground and 1st floor to bay to outer left; boarded square opening at ground, stained glass window at 1st floor to bay to outer right.
4- and 5-pane timber sash and case windows (some interior glazing); textured, leaded glazing to bathrooms and stair windows. Grey slate roof; rooflights; wallhead, ridge and pitch coped stacks. Circular cans.
INTERIOR: timber fireplaces, panelling and fittings to rooms; glazed timber stair; original Art Deco tiling to 1st floor bathrooms.
Square-plan pillar to S of presbytery; 'S' and 'T' inscribed within roundel. Garage to E of Presbytery.