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Renton, Alexander Street, Trinity Parish Church, Church of Scotland with Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Leven, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9678 / 55°58'4"N

Longitude: -4.582 / 4°34'55"W

OS Eastings: 238947

OS Northings: 677985

OS Grid: NS389779

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.X2LR

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.L8BC

Entry Name: Renton, Alexander Street, Trinity Parish Church, Church of Scotland with Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 23 February 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389220

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42920

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cardross

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Parish: Cardross

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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H and D Barclay, 1891-92. Squat T-plan gothic church with tall 3-stage entrance tower at centre. Stugged squared and snecked red sandstone, bull-faced margins and dressings. Base course; hoodmoulds; diagonal, clasping buttresses; bracketted eaves cornice.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay entrance; entrance tower advanced at centre of gable with stylised crowsteps. TOWER: 3-stage; string courses; stepped crenellated parapet, waterspouts. Broad 3-centred arched door at ground, paired doors; blind tracery in arch-head; stepped hoodmould with crocketted detail; diagonal buttresses; lancet above. Paired pointed arch louvred windows, shared mullion, hoodmoulds. Flanking symmetrical bays of gable, blind pointed arch windows; diagonal clasping buttresses with tall crocketted finials.

N ELEVATION: 4-bay nave with transept advanced to outer left bay.

4 broad 3-centred arch windows, each of 4 cusped lights, hoodmoulds, buttress at centre crowstepped gable. Transept to left, large 3-centre arched window, Perpendicular tracery; 3-centre arched door to outer left; 3-centre arched door to left of right return, window to right; blocked window on left return. Gabled block in re-entrant angle between chancel and transept to outer left; bipartite window at centre, small door to right.

S ELEVATION: 4-bay nave with crowstepped gabled transept to outer right with large 3-centre arched window. Mirror of N elevation.

E ELEVATION: lower gabled chancel; large 3-centre arched Perpendicular window at centre. Vestry and storage blocks in flanking re-entrant angles; both with bipartite windows in gable, doors to right and left respectively.

Leaded diamond-pane windows. Artificial slate roof, corbelled skewputts on transepts. Sawtooth coping to skews on chancel.

INTERIOR: original cruciform plan with altar at E end; modern alterations including change of orientation, altar now located in S transept with organ located in E transept. Former nave now blocked at chancel arch to form hall, original W tower entrance no longer used for church; entrance through N transept, glazed screen at N end. Open timber roof, interior plaster removed, now rubble; stained glass.

Statement of Interest

An ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church provides a terminal role to the view down Leven Street.

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