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99 Abercromby Street, St Mary's Rc Church

A Category A Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377839

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33810

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Upgraded to Category A 16 June 1997.

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