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Whiting Bay Church, Whiting Bay, Arran

A Category B Listed Building in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5003 / 55°30'0"N

Longitude: -5.0931 / 5°5'35"W

OS Eastings: 204735

OS Northings: 627289

OS Grid: NS047272

Mapcode National: GBR FGS5.KW1

Mapcode Global: WH1NB.Q0XR

Plus Code: 9C7PGW24+4Q

Entry Name: Whiting Bay Church, Whiting Bay, Arran

Listing Name: Isle of Arran, Whiting Bay, Stewart Memorial Church

Listing Date: 8 August 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338494

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6792

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338494

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilbride

Traditional County: Buteshire

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Early 20th century. T-plan simple Gothic church with 3-stage tower. Red-harled brick with red sandstone dressings, slate roof. Base course, moulded wallhead course, buttressed aisles, battered diagonal angle buttresses, ashlar-coped skews with large skewblocks, gabletted to front elevation and porch; bi- and tripartite square-headed windows, 3-light gallery window with hoodmould and traceried to top, tripartite stepped lancets to transepts, leaded glazing.

FRONT ELEVATION: gable porch to centre with boarded door, splayed jambs and moulded segmental head with hoodmould, window to left and right at main wall plane, gallery window above and arrow-slit ventilator to roofspace; tower slightly advanced to right, base course and corniced 1st stage with memorial plaque, lancet window to tall 2nd stage, corniced 3rd stage with splayed angles and water spouts with wide squat segmental-headed louvred belfry openings, coped stepped parapet, weathervane-finialled slate spirelet.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: 3 windows to right, transept gable advanced to left, gabled porch to right return.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATION: 2 windows to centre, transept gable advanced to right with 4-light window to left return, tower to left.

REAR ELEVATION: various small additions, two 2-light windows to main gable INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Interest

The memorial plaque on the tower is inscribed 'This tower is erected to the glory of God and in memory of the Rev Angus Stewart, an earnest preacher and devoted pastor in Whiting Bay from 1876 till 1903. He being dead yet speaketh'.

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