Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


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

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.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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