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Latitude: 55.6761 / 55°40'33"N
Longitude: -4.0683 / 4°4'5"W
OS Eastings: 270034
OS Northings: 644445
OS Grid: NS700444
Mapcode National: GBR 021T.14
Mapcode Global: WH4R8.GLYJ
Entry Name: Strathaven Townhead Street West Church & Gatepiers
Listing Date: 11 November 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331835
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1314
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Built 1835. Rectangular-plan, symmetrical church with Gothic
details. Entrance front to Townhead Street: polished ashlar.
Shallow advanced entrance bay approached by steps, with door
having splayed reveals and hood mould. Blind castellated
parapet above. 1 tall window in each outer bay, gallery
window over entrance, all with Tudor arches, Y-tracery
and hood moulds. Slender octagonal shafts at outer angles
support cornice, blocking course and pinnacles. Elevation to
Thomson Street harled, with 4 tall, segmental-headed
windows. Piended slate roof. Original octagonal gatepiers
with corniced caps; decorative cast iron railings.
Interior: pulpit, flanked by stairs with iron balustrades and
tall windows, leaded glass panels by W. & J. J. Kier of
Glasgow. Gallery on 3 walls, supported by slender cast-
iron clustered columns.
Formerly West U.P. Church. In ecclesiastical Use.
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