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23 Saltoun Street, Belmont and Hillhead Parish Church, Church of Scotland

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8775 / 55°52'38"N

Longitude: -4.2933 / 4°17'35"W

OS Eastings: 256629

OS Northings: 667303

OS Grid: NS566673

Mapcode National: GBR 0BD.ST

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.0JVL

Entry Name: 23 Saltoun Street, Belmont and Hillhead Parish Church, Church of Scotland

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375298

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32584

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Sellars, architect; 1875-6. French Gothic church built

on the plan of Sainte Chapelle; stugged, coursed ashlar with

polished dressings, stonecleaned.

Pointed arch portal to W front with nook shafts and bands of

decorative moulding; double doors with trumeau. Large rose

window above set in pointed arched moulded recesses supported

on engaged columns; large angels carved in spandrels.

Flanking portal, full-height buttresses rise to gabled niches

linked below mains gable by blind arcade. To angles, 3-sided buttress-towers rise to hexagonal spires flanking main gable.

5-bay flanks with tall gabled traceried windows of triple

lancets and roses divided by buttresses. Gabled porch to S.

7-bay apse with similarly detailed windows. Plain parapet

with gargoyles. Slate roofs, tile cresting, elaborate fleche.

Single storey 1950's hall extension to E.

Interior with elongated engaged columns between windows

supporting ribbed vaulted roof. Gallery to W with panelled

front supported on cast-iron columns, organ to rear by H

Willis & Sons, 1876; restored 1930. Elaborately carved oak

pulpit. Interior redesigned by P McGregor Chalmers circa 1921

to give present seating arrangement; blind arcading to apse

wall with war memorials; carved timber choir stalls and

communion table of Rochette marble. Marble font with

elaborate carved oak canopy. Nave and apse windows by various

designers: Burne-Jones 1893; Cottier and Co (3)1893-1903;

Meikle & Sons, 1917; Sadie McLellan, 1958.

Statement of Interest

Part of Huntly Gardens B group.

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