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Church of Maxwell, Mearns Castle, Broom Road, by Newton Mearns.

A Category A Listed Building in Mearns, East Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7698 / 55°46'11"N

Longitude: -4.3096 / 4°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 255207

OS Northings: 655356

OS Grid: NS552553

Mapcode National: GBR 3P.9KDT

Mapcode Global: WH3PM.R7ZM

Entry Name: Church of Maxwell, Mearns Castle, Broom Road, by Newton Mearns.

Listing Date: 10 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352593

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18536

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mearns

County: East Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Mid XV century tower house. 30' x 44' about 40' high. Embattled parapet on corbelled wallhead. Concrete roof.

Statement of Interest

This 15th century tower house was built by Lord Maxwell and sits prominently on a steep site, overlooking a valley. It was converted for church use in the late 1960s. A new church was then built next to the tower in the early 1970s and the tower is now not used (2013).

The 1970s church attached to the Tower House was not considered to be of special architectural or historic interest when assessed in 2013.

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