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Latitude: 55.8776 / 55°52'39"N
Longitude: -4.2898 / 4°17'23"W
OS Eastings: 256849
OS Northings: 667304
OS Grid: NS568673
Mapcode National: GBR 0CD.HS
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.2JJJ
Plus Code: 9C7QVPH6+23
Entry Name: Kelvinside Free Church, 731 Great Western Road, Glasgow
Listing Name: 731 Great Western Road Bible Training Institute
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375918
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32872
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hillhead
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
J J Stevenson (Campbell Douglas and Stevenson), 1862-3. Altered 1886 with installation of organ recess and 1902, additions 1929, Jeffrey Waddell. N Italianate Gothic church, snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Aisled nave, clerestorey, NW tower with spire. 3-sided apse at W with gabled porch between buttresses. Pointed arch with foliate capitals and columns. Blind arcading and paired windows above. Circular turret to right of apse.
TOWER: 5 stages, gabled columned porch at ground with set-back flat- headed door. Blind arcading to 2nd stage paired windows with hoodmoulds to 3rd, 3-light louvred belfry stage with plate tracery, tall pyramidal spire. Nave of 5 bays with buttressed aisles. Paired windows at ground floor with wheel windows to gallery over. Paired clerestorey windows set in panels. Eaves cornice. Slate roof with ridge-piece. Skew to E gable and cross to apex. Single storey and attic offices to NE corner.
Round-headed, recessed porch flanked by 2 windows, canted corbelled oriel to gable above. Slate roof.
INTERIOR: floored at gallery level. Galleried with upper arcade, stringcourse above stopped by heads. Relief memorial panel by A McF Shannan.
PORCH: arcaded E wall with sculpture war memorial (1914-18). Ribbed ceiling with sculpted boss. 2 sculpted busts of John Campbell, Lord Overtoun and Margaret Somerville by Derwent Wood, 1898.
Former Kelvinside Parish Church, Charles Wilson's plan for this church at SNMR. Lucarnes removed.
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