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Latitude: 55.8181 / 55°49'5"N
Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W
OS Eastings: 258869
OS Northings: 660619
OS Grid: NS588606
Mapcode National: GBR 3S.6D1K
Mapcode Global: WH3PG.M1H2
Entry Name: 119 Carmunnock Road, Cathcart Old Parish Church Including Session House, Gates, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377594
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33707
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Linn
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
H E Clifford, building work said to have begun 1914 but interrupted by War; completed by Watson Salmond and Gray and opened 1929. Gothic church with tower, free-standing in new site, low L-plan session house range recessed at W. Walls (inside and outside) bull-faced snecked grey ashlar with polished dressings (slight change in stone colour - eg at tower - said to show where building was interrupted). Similar features to Clifford's Titwood - now St Jame's - church. Square tower at W end of church containing chancel within, with 3-light lancet window, lofty buttressed lower stage, buttressed in-set at squat upper stage, crenellated parapet; tall-transept and massive porch set at opposing ends of S front, blind low side aisle between, its buttresses containued onto main wall. Slated roof.
INTERIOR: simplified hammer-beam roof, 2 tall pointed arches open in to ungalleried S transept, aisle arcades, low N transept converted 1962 by T J Beveridge to form MacKellar memorial chapel; octagonal stone pulpit; leaded glass windows, some by Douglas Hamilton and by R Anning Bell. Gallery at E, panelled front with simplified Art Nouveau detailing identical to St James'. Low range cotnains session house, vestry and rooms, interior walls faced with brick.
All set behind stone-built low boundary wall, gatepiers, wrought iron gates.
Last church in Scotland to be built by the heritoors, which resulted in a lengthy legal process. Foundation stone (unlocated) said to have been laid by John Buchan.
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