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Freeland Church, Bridge Of Weir

A Category C Listed Building in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire

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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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346638

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13481

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200346638

Location: Kilbarchan

County: Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank

Parish: Kilbarchan

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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