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Main Street, Rutherglen Tower and Fragments of Old Church

A Category A Listed Building in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8286 / 55°49'42"N

Longitude: -4.2153 / 4°12'55"W

OS Eastings: 261331

OS Northings: 661705

OS Grid: NS613617

Mapcode National: GBR 0VZ.KB

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.6RYL

Entry Name: Main Street, Rutherglen Tower and Fragments of Old Church

Listing Date: 4 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377313

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33563

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rutherglen

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Rutherglen

Electoral Ward: Rutherglen Central and North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Essentially late medieval but much rebuilt and perhaps incorporating earlier fabric. Fragments of former church comprising E gable and square tower. Ashlar. TOWER was heightened 1710, and given its present appearance; it has door at E and round-headed opening near eaves, buttress central on either flank and clock face; chamfered openings; slated broach spire also 1710 with gilded balls and weathercock, large louvred openings a later alteration.. Column base lies alongside. 1635 bell by Michael Burgerhuys of Middleburgh, Holland.

Statement of Interest

Series of carved stones including 12th century capitals held in museum. In 1841, 3 clocks were for sale locally, those from St Enoch's, the Bridgegate steeple, and St David's, and one of these was bought for Rutherglen.

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