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Latitude: 55.8653 / 55°51'55"N
Longitude: -4.2669 / 4°16'0"W
OS Eastings: 258235
OS Northings: 665894
OS Grid: NS582658
Mapcode National: GBR 0JK.46
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.FTCY
Entry Name: 256a Bath Street, Renfield St Stephen's Church, Former St Matthew's Blythswood (Church of Scotland)
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376248
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32970
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
John T Emmet (London), 1849-52. Early English Gothic. Nave and chancel with aisles and clestory; NW tower and spire. Symmetrical, detailing shorn off 1968, especially from steeple. Polished ashlar. Graduated plinth with roll moulding. Ribbed doorways to W under tower, in porch to NW and N bay to Holland St. W wall partly concealed by later addition.
STEEPLE: 4 stage tower with plate-traceried belfry; slim spire (pinnacles and lucarnes removed).
CHIRCH: E window tracery with intersecting mullions, impaled trefoils and elaborate shafts with capitals and bases; Y-traceried aisle and clerestory windows; Y-tracery with cusping, flanked by smaller W aisle windows. Buttresses. Coped gables. Fretted ridgepiece.
INTERIOR: nave arcade with clustered colonettes, recessed clerestory windows; arched brace roof with wall posts on cast angelic corbels over spandrels, with foliage at E end.
STAINED GLASS: E wall, Apostles flanking Christ in Glory above Truth, Hope, Charity, Faith, Justice signed Norman McDougall 1905.
Originally Independent Church, later Blythswood Parish and laterly St Matthew's Blythswood.
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