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Strathaven Green Street East Parish Church & Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Avondale and Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6779 / 55°40'40"N

Longitude: -4.0655 / 4°3'55"W

OS Eastings: 270214

OS Northings: 644648

OS Grid: NS702446

Mapcode National: GBR 021S.MG

Mapcode Global: WH4R8.JK82

Entry Name: Strathaven Green Street East Parish Church & Gatepiers

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331827

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1306

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avondale

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Built circa 1820 and thoroughly renovated in 1877; steeple

dated 1843. Square-plan church on raised basement. Prominent

painted ashlar, advanced, 5-stage tall tower, corniced

between stages, with spire, at south. Tall 1st stage, blocked round-arched door, round-arched window above; 2nd stage with

angle margins, paired round-arched windows and date

MDCCCXLIII cut by James Park, mason. 3rd stage with angle

pilasters supporting finials and single light; 4th octagonal

with margins and clock in 4 faces. 5th with angle pilasters

and louvred round-arched openings to alternate faces.

Faceted spire and capping weather vane. 4 tall round-arched

windows on south elevation flanking tower, 3 to side

elevations. North entrance elevation has band course over

basement door at head of flight of steps single window

rising into gable. Piended slate roof. Galleried interior.

Square-plan gatepiers have corniced caps; decorative cast

iron railings.

Statement of Interest

formerly East U.P. Church Foundation stone of tower laid

by Gavin Semple of Coldstream, and top stone laid by Dr

Napier of Lethame.

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