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20 Balvicar Drive, Balvicar Street, Camphill, Queen's Park Church and Hall

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8341 / 55°50'2"N

Longitude: -4.271 / 4°16'15"W

OS Eastings: 257865

OS Northings: 662433

OS Grid: NS578624

Mapcode National: GBR 0HX.9C

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.CMFB

Entry Name: 20 Balvicar Drive, Balvicar Street, Camphill, Queen's Park Church and Hall

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374319

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32359

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Southside Central

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

William Leiper 1875-8, soaring stone spire completed 1883.
Originally Camphill United Presbyterian church; built on
corner site, and added to N of 1873 hall whose architect
is not known. Normandy gothic, with good sculptured detail
executed mostly by MacCulloch and Co of London. Snecked
ashlar, polished dressings, slate roofs.
Tower at corner, buttressed massive lower stages, tall
off-set and open belfry stage, octagonal stone spire;
main gabled front to Balvicar Drive with buttresses,
recessed door in gabled porch with nook-shafts, pair tall
traceried windows over and winged figure (by Mossman) all
set in big shallow arch; plainer doorway either side, that
to right in tower, twin-gabled shallow wide transept to
Balvicar Street. Galleried interior, stone columns with
decorative capitals; extensive original stencilling scheme
by Leiper survives on roof but walls now whitewashed; also
a 3-light leaded window.
INTERIOR: high timber-vaulted roof with stencilled
decoration surviving intact; pointed aisle arcades, stone
columns with foliated capitals; pulpit also big and
decorative, with canopy, organ set on gallery.
HALL: Gable to Balvicar Drive, S flank to Queen's Park.

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