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Cairns Road, Cambuslang Old Parish Church Including Churchyard, Boundary Walls, Gates and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8139 / 55°48'49"N

Longitude: -4.163 / 4°9'46"W

OS Eastings: 264557

OS Northings: 659961

OS Grid: NS645599

Mapcode National: GBR 3W.6NRY

Mapcode Global: WH4QN.04XC

Entry Name: Cairns Road, Cambuslang Old Parish Church Including Churchyard, Boundary Walls, Gates and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377508

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33659

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cambuslang

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Cambuslang West

Parish: Cambuslang

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

David Cousin of Edinburgh, 1839-41. Rectangular church with square tower central on E gables; transitional style, round-headed openings, mostly tall lights, inset shafts with scalloped capitals; plaster strips; pinnacles; tower has door at foot, clock and belfry stages above main roofline, lucarned tall spire, re-set 1626 stone within; block corbels at eaves and parapets; 4-bay flanks; chancel by Peter MacGregor Chalmers, 1919-22 (although designed 1913), at W and vestry.

Stugged ashlar, polished dressings, slate roofs. Impressive vaulted interior, curved gallery on cast-iron columns; leaded windows, tapestries and altar cross all by Sadie MacLellan; 1612 bell installed MIH (for John Houston) and CH (possibly for Charles Hogg, Edinburgh Bell-founder); war memorial also by MacGregor Chalmers, 1921.

Churchyard enclosed by rubble-built walls and modern iron railings, gatepiers with intersecting arcading, cast-iron gates; stone monuments, mostly 19th century headstones, much vandalised.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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