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Friary, St Francis Roman Catholic Church, 407 Cumberland Street, Glasgow

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8463 / 55°50'46"N

Longitude: -4.2453 / 4°14'43"W

OS Eastings: 259518

OS Northings: 663739

OS Grid: NS595637

Mapcode National: GBR 0NR.HZ

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.R9MY

Plus Code: 9C7QRQW3+GV

Entry Name: Friary, St Francis Roman Catholic Church, 407 Cumberland Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 405, 407 Cumberland Street, St Francis Church and Presbytery

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377562

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33690

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Southside Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Gilbert Blount, 1868 (dated); rebuilt by Pugin and Pugin 1878-81, chancel and chapels completed 1895. Large gothic church with nave-and-aisles front to street. Stone-cleaned rock-faced ashlar.

Lofty gable, double doorway deeply recessed below large pointed opening, 3 tall stepped lights above, figure in gable head in canopied niche; projecting stair turret left; door and window in tall recessed panels at front of either aisle; side chapel right; grouped lancets to flanks; semi-octagonal chancel; slate roofs with decorative iron cresitng, iron railings to street. Elaborate interior, pointed aisle arcades on circular columns, white marble altar, series of leaded glass windows. Pulpit by Boulton of Cheltenham, in alabaster and marble, Caen stone relief panels.

Presbytery range by Pugin and Pugin, also gothic but plainer and built of lighter-coloured ashlar; 2 storeys with attics, mostly mullioned windows, lights with 2-centred-arched heads; wall-head dormers; slate roofs.

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Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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