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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
Tagged with: Church building
TOWER: Five stages, gabled columned porch at ground with set-back flat- headed door. Blind arcading to second stage paired windows with hoodmoulds to third, three-light louvred belfry stage with plate tracery, tall pyramidal spire. Nave of five 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 east gable and cross to apex. Single storey and attic offices to northeast corner. Round-headed, recessed porch flanked by two 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 east wall with sculpture war memorial (1914-18). Ribbed ceiling with sculpted boss. Two 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 are held in Scotland's National Record of the Historic Environment. Lucarnes removed.
The building was refurbished from 2002 and opened in 2004 as an arts and entertainment venue called Òran Mór. As part of the refurbishment the auditorium was decorated with a mural by artist and writer, Alasdair Gray (1934-2019). Gray also designed the 'Welcome' and 'Goodbye' carved marble tiles in the entrance hall.
Listed building record updated in 2022.
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