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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVP7P+V5
Entry Name: Adelaide Place Baptist Church, 188 Pitt Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 188 Pitt Street, and 209 Bath Street, Adelaide Place Baptist Church
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376525
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33097
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
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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