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Bell Leisure Centre, 143-147 High Street, Dumbarton

A Category B Listed Building in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9439 / 55°56'38"N

Longitude: -4.5734 / 4°34'24"W

OS Eastings: 239381

OS Northings: 675307

OS Grid: NS393753

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.YJK8

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.QVCQ

Plus Code: 9C7QWCVG+HJ

Entry Name: Bell Leisure Centre, 143-147 High Street, Dumbarton

Listing Name: High Street, the Bell Leisure Centre (Former High Church)

Listing Date: 8 September 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361001

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24889

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361001

Location: Dumbarton

County: West Dunbartonshire

Town: Dumbarton

Electoral Ward: Dumbarton

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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John Honeyman, architect. Built 1863-64. Early English Gothic
former church, rectangular-plan, with 3-stage square tower at
north east corner capped by tall, broached spire. Snecked and
stugged ashlar, with polished dressings. Plain lower stage of
tower has continuous horizontal string; upper stages offset
with clasping buttresses capped with pinnacles; single
hood-moulded lancet to outer faces of 2nd stage; each face of
top stage has large, louvered and hood-moulded belfry opening
with shafted jambs. Lucarnes at foot of spire. Gabled
elevation to High Street: cusped-headed door recessed under
pointed arched and gabled opening flanked by pointed windows.
Triple window above, lights with cusped heads hood-moulded;
small, 3-light window in gable head with taller central
light. Angle buttresses to left with gablet and pinnacle. Low
stair tower to left with shouldered door under pointed arch;
2-light window above. All openings have moulded arches, and
shafted jambs (some of black Carnock stone) with foliate
capitals. Body of church has 5 pointed windows to each side
elevation; modern alterations at west gable. Slated roofs,
swept over aisles. Interior gutted.

Statement of Interest

Foundation stone laid 13.7.1863. Built as Free Church. No

longer ecclesiastical use converted to form licensed leisure

complex 1981/82.

Church hall and 1902 link to church by Baird & Thomson

demolished 1981.

Cost of building about $5,000.

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