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Lamlash, Former Manse of St George's United Free Church, Including Boundary Wall

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

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Latitude: 55.54 / 55°32'23"N

Longitude: -5.12 / 5°7'11"W

OS Eastings: 203235

OS Northings: 631784

OS Grid: NS032317

Mapcode National: GBR FGQ2.CJV

Mapcode Global: WH1N4.B04S

Entry Name: Lamlash, Former Manse of St George's United Free Church, Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 28 January 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346594

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13438

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilbride

Traditional County: Buteshire

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1898. 2-storey, 3-bay, Gothic-detailed former manse, rectangular-plan with lower 2-storey service to wing to rear. Stugged and snecked, squared grey sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings, harled gables and service wing, grey slate roof. Pointed-arch windows with chamfered arrises to front, 2-pane timber sash and case frames, gabled dormerheads. Deep bracketted eaves, wide bargeboards with decorative posts and collars to front. Coped end stacks.

FRONT ELEVATION: panelled door to centre approached by steps, pointed fanlight, stop-chamfered doorcase, decorative timber gabled porch on ashlar flanks; tripartite window to left, bipartite dormerhead above; 4-light canted window to right with stone slate roof, bipartite above at full-height gable. Left and right return elevations blank.

REAR ELEVATION: single and 2-storey service wing advanced at centre, window to ground floor and dormerhead above at main elevation left and right.

INTERIOR: decorative cornices, some original chimneypieces and joinery. BOUNDARY WALL: ashlar-coped rubble boundary wall.

Statement of Interest

Lamlash Free Church congregation disjoined from Brodick in 1885 and worshipped in the public school until their church was opened in 1892, the manse being built in 1898. The church became the United Free Church at the union of the Free and United Presbyterian Churches in 1900, subsequently forming one of the congregations of Lamlash Parish church at the union with the Church of Scotland in 1929.

St George's Church was in use until 1947, the manse remaining the manse for the united congregation until circa 1990.

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