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St Matthew's Blythswood, 246 Bath Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QVP8M+46

Entry Name: St Matthew's Blythswood, 246 Bath Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 256A Bath Street, Renfield St Stephen's Church, Former St Matthew's Blythswood (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376248

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32970

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Church building

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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.

Statement of Interest

Originally Independent Church, later Blythswood Parish and laterly St Matthew's Blythswood.

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