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Latitude: 55.8073 / 55°48'26"N
Longitude: -4.1625 / 4°9'45"W
OS Eastings: 264564
OS Northings: 659229
OS Grid: NS645592
Mapcode National: GBR 3W.72W6
Mapcode Global: WH4QN.194D
Entry Name: Cairns Road, Cambuslang Old Parish Church Including Churchyard, Boundary Walls, Gates and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 12 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377509
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33659
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Cambuslang West
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
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