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Caldercruix, Main Street, Longriggend and Meadowfield Church Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Airdrie North, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8876 / 55°53'15"N

Longitude: -3.8903 / 3°53'25"W

OS Eastings: 281867

OS Northings: 667666

OS Grid: NS818676

Mapcode National: GBR 108C.K9

Mapcode Global: WH4QD.68RT

Entry Name: Caldercruix, Main Street, Longriggend and Meadowfield Church Including Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 19 April 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353577

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19254

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Monkland

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Airdrie North

Parish: Old Monkland

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

A McGregor Mitchell, 1890. Rectangular-plan gothic church. Snecked cream sandstone rubble, ashlar dressings, plain red tile roof. Base course, moulded eaves course, ashlar-coped skews with skewputts, buttressed nave and gable. Squat 3-stage tower at SW angle, 3-light louvered belfry apertures to 3rd stage at S and W elevations, crowstepped pediments at parapet with blocked aperture and finialled octagonal pinnacles at angles. Pointed windows, trefoil-headed to ground floor front elevation and belfry apertures.

S GABLE: door to tower at left with pointed-arch doorcase, multiple-moulded to head, circular opening above, narrow 2nd stage blank, belfry apertures to 3rd stage; central bay slightly advanced to right, 3-light window to ground floor, geometric-traceried window to gallery, vesica above, Celtic-cross finial; slightly recessed bay to right with 2-light window.

E ELEVATION: pointed-arch doorway within pedimented doorpiece to left, 5 windows to right. W ELEVATION: tower to right, window to 1st stage with narrow window above, belfry apertures to 3rd stage; 5 windows to left. N GABLE: single storey vestry.

INTERIOR: not seen

GATEPIER AND BOUNDARY WALL: 2 capped and panelled gatepiers, coped snecked rubble boundary wall.

Statement of Interest

The church was built largely through the benevolence of the Craig family of Caldercruix Mills.

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