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188 Pitt Street, and 209 Bath Street, Adelaide Place Baptist Church

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8647 / 55°51'52"N

Longitude: -4.2645 / 4°15'52"W

OS Eastings: 258380

OS Northings: 665815

OS Grid: NS583658

Mapcode National: GBR 0JK.LF

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.GVHG

Entry Name: 188 Pitt Street, and 209 Bath Street, Adelaide Place Baptist Church

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376525

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33097

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

T L Watson, 1877. Italianate church. 5 x 9 bays. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor; snecked rubble rear elevation. Main block with raised temple front advanced to Pitt Street and flanking symmetrically pedimented transverse blocks at E and W ends.

MAIN ELEVATION TO PITT STREET: 3 round-headed, recessed corniced doorways with panelled doors and pilastered reveals at head of flight of steps with die walls and piers; outer panelled recessed bays with blind, dwarf pilastrade, repeated over pedimented entrance facing Bath Street and Bath Lane; blind tetrastyle temple front raised over entrances with coupled Corinthian columns supporting the pediment; black wall pierced by 3 round-headed windows in Venetian arcade repeated in 6 bays of main block in Bath Street; lower recessed block glazed pilastrade, doubled at angles, and pedimented at gallery level to Bath Street and Bath Lane.

ELEVATION TO BATH STREET: main block ground floor: 6 2-light sash and case windows with pilaster mullions and dentils. Lower advanced to extension with similar recessed doorway and 2-light arched window recessed above.

Pedimented end bay with 2-light, pilastered mullioned window with dentils on ground floor and 2-light arcaded window with outer pilasters and plain frieze on 1st floor. Slate roof.

ELEVATION TO BATH LANE: repeats Bath Street elevation in final 7 bays from W without dressings.

Cast-iron railings on stone copings; corniced piers; ashlar boundary wall; cast-iron lamp standards.

INTERIOR: galleried interior. Pews in circular curves round central point; platform with plain reading desk (no pulpit) in front of baptistery of white marble. Staircase at each of the 4 angles to the galleries.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Stained glass in west wall by W and J J Kerr - Christ and the Wise Virgins, Timothy and his Mother, Paul and Isiah. Seating for 960.

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