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Alexandria, Albert Street, Methodist Church with Gatepiers and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire

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Latitude: 55.9837 / 55°59'1"N

Longitude: -4.5805 / 4°34'49"W

OS Eastings: 239107

OS Northings: 679750

OS Grid: NS391797

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.W2YQ

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.MV1Q

Entry Name: Alexandria, Albert Street, Methodist Church with Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389599

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43191

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Parish: Bonhill

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Malcolm Stark, 1877-8. Simple gabled rectangular-plan church. Stugged squared and snecked red sandstone; painted ashlar margins and dressing; base course; string course; painted quoins; harled and painted side elevations.

S (MAIN) ELEVATION: shallow gabled porch, arrowhead finial; pointed- arch doorway; outline ecclesiastical pattern of windows in gablehead; moulding around broad pointed arch; 2-leaf boarded door. Pointed window above; leaded window.

W ELEVATION: 4-bay chancel; narrow deep-set small pointed arch windows; piend roofed vestry at rear.

Grey slate roof, steeply pitched, ashlar coping to skews; terracotta ridging; 2 lucarne lead ventilation in roof.

INTERIOR: (seen 2007). Original decorative scheme largely intact. Timber pews and decorative timber pulpit amd chair with quatrefoil style design. Open roof timbers believed to be in situ above later low false ceiling.

GATEPIERS, WALLS AND RAILINGS: square piers, pyramidal caps, ball finials. Sandstone wall with ashlar coping; plain cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical builidng in use as such. This is a distinctive and well-detailed church with a steeply pitched roof and decorative porch which adds significantly to the local streetscape. The deep-set windows and steep pitches of the porch gable and roof are notable features of the building. Its simple style is characteristic of Methodist Chapels.

Interior, References and Notes updated 2007.

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