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Wellwynd, Former West Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8665 / 55°51'59"N

Longitude: -3.984 / 3°59'2"W

OS Eastings: 275936

OS Northings: 665485

OS Grid: NS759654

Mapcode National: GBR 00ML.8V

Mapcode Global: WH4QB.ST00

Entry Name: Wellwynd, Former West Parish Church

Listing Date: 4 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356125

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20921

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Airdrie

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Airdrie

Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Alex Baird, 1834; porch, A MacGregor Mitchell, 1890. 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled classical church with central bell tower and cupola. Squared and tooled yellow sandstone. Regular fenestration. Base course, architraved openings.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 5-bay, full-height Tuscan pilasters flanking outer bays. Small gabled entrance porch to centre. Moulded pedimented gable with inscribed panel to centre: ERECTED BY FRIENDS OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND 1834. 3-stage bell tower at apex: square-plan 1st stage; battered to octagonal 2nd stage, louvered openings; canted 3rd stage terminating in cupola with cast-iron, weathervane to apex.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2001.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, regular fenestration.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: mirror of N.

Plate glass replacement windows. Grey slates, lead flashing.

INTERIOR: plain galleried interior, woodwork replaced with gothic scheme by A MacGregor Mitchell, 1890.

Statement of Interest

Period similarities with St Margaret's RC church (see separate listing). Currently owned by the Council.

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