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Latitude: 55.9855 / 55°59'7"N
Longitude: -4.5805 / 4°34'49"W
OS Eastings: 239111
OS Northings: 679956
OS Grid: NS391799
Mapcode National: GBR 0L.VWFM
Mapcode Global: WH3NB.MT09
Plus Code: 9C7QXCP9+6Q
Entry Name: St Andrew's Parish Church, Main Street, Alexandria
Listing Name: Alexandria, Main Street, Saint Andrew's Parish Church with Gatepiers, Railings, Graveyard and Smollett Mausoleum
Listing Date: 22 July 1974
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331616
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1136
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Dunbartonshire
Electoral Ward: Leven
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Tagged with: Church building
1840. Gothic hall church with tower rectangular-plan church. Painted stugged squared and snecked sandstone; ashlar margins and dressings; rough render side and rear elevation. Base course; eaves cornice; strip quoins.
W (MAIN) ELEVATION: 2-stage tower with spire to buttressed bay at centre. Round-arched door, scalloped colonnette moulding; 2-leaf panelled door. 3-light round-arched window above; corbelled clock on each side, gabled sawtooth louvred lucarnes; octagonal narrow spire, finialled, lead weathervane; gabletted, pinnacled pilaster buttresses. Flanking buttressed bays; round-arched windows, scalloped hoodmoulds
N AND S ELEVATIONS: ashlar pilaster dividing nave from tower; 5-bay nave; round-arched windows; smaller round-arched window at tower.
E ELEVATION: 2-bay gabled block at centre; blank flanking bays. Modern flat-roofed vestry built at ground.
10-pane patterned fire glass; rear windows 6-pane bipartite. Low gabled roof, ashlar coping to skews, skewputts.
INTERIOR: stripped inteior. 2 stained glass patterned windows to Smollett family.
GRAVEYARD: range of mid to later 19th century grave monuments, Celtic cross, slab memorials.
SMOLLETT MAUSOLEUM: Romanesque Revival; shallow T-plan, mauseleum straddling rear wall; honey-coloured sandstone ashlar; ashlar dressings; zoomorphic, figuartive sculptures. Gabled entrance bay, Romanesque door; chevron moulding; colonnettes; hoodmould, zoomorphic labelstops; plaque in gablehead; cross finial; grotesque figurative corbel. Narrow bays, recessed niches. Arcaded blind window; hoodmould, grotesque labelstops; very weathered on left return. Grey slate roof, ashlar ridging.
WAR MEMORIAL: rusticated granite, battered base; primitive Celtic cross.
GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: octagonal piers with depressed finialled caps; low plinth wall with arrowhead cast-iron railings.
The church is no longer in ecclesiastical use.
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