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Strathaven Townhead Street West Church & Gatepiers

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

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331835

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1314

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avondale

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Formerly West U.P. Church. In ecclesiastical Use.

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