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Motherwell, Avon Street, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

A Category C Listed Building in Motherwell West, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7883 / 55°47'17"N

Longitude: -3.995 / 3°59'41"W

OS Eastings: 275003

OS Northings: 656797

OS Grid: NS750567

Mapcode National: GBR 01JH.XX

Mapcode Global: WH4QQ.LSV0

Entry Name: Motherwell, Avon Street, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Listing Date: 10 December 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395689

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48296

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Motherwell West

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Miles S Gibson, 1894. 7-bay. Plain Arts and Crafts-gothic, cruciform-plan church, aligned NS. Slated timber fleche, buttressed, steeply pitched gabled roof with overhanging eaves. Squared and snecked red sandstone with ashlar dressings. Continuous cill course to gable ends; lancet windows with chamfered margins; plain barge boarding to gables.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 7-bay. Tripartite lancet windows except gabled porch to 2nd bay from left with pointed-arched door and paired lancet windows to centre bay; single tall lancet to gabled transept to penultimate right, blind terminating bay to outer right.

N (FRONT) ELEVATION: tall tripartite, stepped lancet windows with double chamfered reveal and stopped hoodmould; hoodmoulded vesica to apex.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: mirror of N.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: mirror to E.

Leaded glass, stained glass to gables. Grey graded slates; ridge tiles, decorative ridge tiles to chancel. Cross finials to gables. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: brick lined walls with ashlar dressings; pointed chancel arch; open timber beam roof supported on stone corbels; deep window embrasures.

BOUNDARY WALL: dwarf squared rubble wall to street with saddleback coping rising to gate piers; later gates and railings.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building still in use as such. Miles S Gibson, worked from 131 West Regent Street, Glasgow. Also responsible for Wishaw St Andrews Episcopal Church in a similar style (see separate listing). A simple design but notable for it's good proportions.

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