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16 Algie Street, 122 Langside Avenue and Battle Place, Langside Hill Church and Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Langside, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8277 / 55°49'39"N

Longitude: -4.2717 / 4°16'18"W

OS Eastings: 257798

OS Northings: 661717

OS Grid: NS577617

Mapcode National: GBR 0HZ.4P

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.CS39

Entry Name: 16 Algie Street, 122 Langside Avenue and Battle Place, Langside Hill Church and Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374318

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32358

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Langside

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Alexander Skirving 1894-6 as free church, but now (1989)
empty and neglected. Built on prominent site on Langside
Hill. Main temple front to Battle Place with "Thomsonesque"
treatment, projecting wide triple-entrance porch with
Ionic hexastyle portico set above with acroteria and
uncarved tympanum; side aisles more Roman than Greek,
recessed on flanks behind curved staircase bays, these
channelled at ground, windows above separated by pilasters;
aisles with outer pediments and round-arched gallery
windows. Built mostly of snecked and squared rubble,
dressings and main front all polished ashlar; slated or
concealed roof. Halls at rear. Enclosed by stone boundary
retaining walls, these stepped to slope and with good
quality cast-iron railings with anthemion detail; gatepiers
channelled ashlar, piers at main front with decorative
cast-iron lamp brackets.

Statement of Interest

Disused, no longer in ecclesiastical use. Gomme and Walker

point out that this was Glasgow's last classical church.

Skirving had once worked with Alexander Thomson.

Formerly 122 Langside Avenue

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