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Old St Bride's Parish Church, Douglas

A Category B Listed Building in Douglas, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5585 / 55°33'30"N

Longitude: -3.8444 / 3°50'39"W

OS Eastings: 283760

OS Northings: 630967

OS Grid: NS837309

Mapcode National: GBR 14L5.H8

Mapcode Global: WH4RY.XKH4

Plus Code: 9C7RH554+96

Entry Name: Old St Bride's Parish Church, Douglas

Listing Name: Douglas Village Douglas Parish Church

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332062

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1456

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Douglas

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale South

Parish: Douglas

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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1781 church, originally rectangular-plan but altered earlier
19th century and 1868, Charles MacGibbon of Edinburgh,
architect; now T-plan. Coursed squared and roughly-droved
rubble with rusticated quoins, additions of stugged ashlar
and rubble. Original church 5 bays, round-headed windows at
lower level, square windows at gallery level. Low 2-bay porch
projects south east from central bay, and flanking windows
altered to single, tall, round-headed windows.
All round-headed doors and windows have pilastered jambs and
keystones. Later rectangular gallery stair projections to
north east and south west with round-headed door with
fanlight, round-headed window in outer face of each,
inscribed datestone over north east door, and rusticated
quoins. Extended earlier 19th century by 2 bays from north
west wall, narrower single bay extension beyond with door.
Eaves course, cornice and piended slate roofs. Galleried
interior and some leaded glass panels.

Statement of Interest

Re-set stone inscribed "Arch. Douglas of Douglas Esq, Patron,

Thos Forest of Springfield Baillie, Mr Wm. MacGibbon,


The foundation stone of this church laid upon the 29 March

A.D. 1781"

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Proposed belfry designed by Rowand Anderson apparently never


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