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Latitude: 55.8567 / 55°51'24"N
Longitude: -4.5774 / 4°34'38"W
OS Eastings: 238771
OS Northings: 665615
OS Grid: NS387656
Mapcode National: GBR 3C.44HK
Mapcode Global: WH3P3.N2H0
Plus Code: 9C7QVC4F+M2
Entry Name: Freeland Church, Bridge Of Weir
Listing Name: Bridge of Weir Freeland Church
Listing Date: 26 May 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 346638
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13481
Building Class: Cultural
ID on this website: 200346638
Electoral Ward: Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Tagged with: Church building
1826 simple rectangular-plan church begun; 1857 front hall
added (gift of G S Freeland). 1912 interior extensively
recast, porch, gallery stair and choir added, windows
lengthened and given round-arched heads later halls added to
rear of choir. Rubble-built with tooled ashlar dressings and
angle margins; slate roofs. Original church with steep
pyramidal roof and ventilator. Lower hall added to SW with
shallow projection facing the road crowned with birdcage
bellcote, round-arched window at ground repeated by side
elevations. Porch with round-arched door SE re-entrant angle
with apsidal gallery stair projection.
Plain interior with gallery on SE wall. 2 memorial windows
1931 and 1938.
The congregation has its roots in the Secession Church. In
1747 it adhered to the Burgher Party and when seceders
further split they took up the cause of the "Auld Lient
Burghers" in 1799. In 1839 joined with the Established church,
but in 1843 came out with the Free Church. Because the building
was under a mortgage of $400 it was put up for sale, purchased
by Robt. Freelan of Gryffe Castle and given to the
congregation. In 1900 the Free Church joined with the UP
church to form the UF church and re-united with the Church
of Scotland in 1929.
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