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Latitude: 55.8539 / 55°51'13"N
Longitude: -4.2268 / 4°13'36"W
OS Eastings: 260700
OS Northings: 664541
OS Grid: NS607645
Mapcode National: GBR 0SP.79
Mapcode Global: WH4QF.14H5
Entry Name: 99 Abercromby Street, St Mary's Rc Church
Listing Date: 16 March 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377839
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33810
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Goldie and Child of London, 1841-2. RC church, said to be the biggest in Scotland (presumably when first built) after St Andrew's Cathedral. Rectangular-plan and classical; pedimented 2-storey gabled front to street is channelled, probably all ashlar originally but now with rendered vertical panels; shallow porch; sculptured pair winged figures in tympanum; square apex bellcote; deep entablature returns over rubble-built flank to Forbes Street and series tall narrow lights and porch. Slate roof.
Interior is very elaborate if much altered from original, gallery to 3 sides, 2 tiers cast-iron columns with upper arcade supporting roof (original ceiling collapsed in 1865); altar wall remodelled in 1870s, sanctuary refitted 1892.
Enclosed by iron railing on low ashlar walls; plain square gatepiers.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Upgraded to Category A 16 June 1997.
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