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Wellwynd, Wellwynd Church, Church of Scotland

A Category C Listed Building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8675 / 55°52'3"N

Longitude: -3.983 / 3°58'58"W

OS Eastings: 276002

OS Northings: 665596

OS Grid: NS760655

Mapcode National: GBR 00ML.GH

Mapcode Global: WH4QB.SSH7

Entry Name: Wellwynd, Wellwynd Church, Church of Scotland

Listing Date: 27 March 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356127

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20923

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Airdrie

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Airdrie

Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

1847. 3-bay, symmetrical, rectangular-plan, plain gabled gothic church. Pinnacles linked by quatrefoil balustrade to front. ashlar to Yellow ashlar sandstone, squared and snecked to sides and rear. Base course. Lancet windows, chamfered reveals.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: stopped hoodmoulds to openings. Central bay flanked by stepped clasped buttresses terminating in pinnacles breaking eaves. Pointed arch entrance to centre, roll-moulded, chamfered reveal; string course above; stone mullioned tripartite window above; triangular panel to gable head; quatrefoil balustrade. Flanking tall lancets. Diagonal buttresses to outer bays.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: small arrow slit to gablehead, 2-storey, 3-bay, harled lean-to addition.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay, tall lancets except small window to ground to outer right bay.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: mirror of E.

Modern, geometrically patterned, coloured glass. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: dentil-moulded plasterwork cornice, timber panelled gallery supported upon cast-iron columns with foliate capitals and scrollwork soffit. Segmentally-arched organ recess, chamfered returns, foliate corbels supporting arch springing.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Replaced Airdrie's first parish church of 1789.

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