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Latitude: 55.4995 / 55°29'58"N
Longitude: -4.6113 / 4°36'40"W
OS Eastings: 235153
OS Northings: 625952
OS Grid: NS351259
Mapcode National: GBR 3B.VNS5
Mapcode Global: WH3QV.41DC
Entry Name: 50 Main Street, Prestwick South Parish Church (Church of Scotland, Former United Presbyterian)
Listing Date: 11 August 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396856
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49360
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Prestwick
Traditional County: Ayrshire
James A Morris, 1882-84. Rectangular plan gothic church with spire. Coursed grey Craiksand sandstone with polished margins; red sandstone rubble to W. Base course; pointed-arch openings; chamfered reveals; eaves course. Buttresses.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical 3-bay with 3-stage tower to outer right. Broad gabled and buttressed bay with broad 4-light hoodmoulded traceried window, blind tripartite to apex; stone finial. Flanking lower entrance bay to right with gabled doorpiece, rounded-arch chamfered door surround, hoodmoulded with roll-moulded reveals; 2-leaf boarded timber door with strap hinges. Return of aisle forming lancet windowed narrow bay to outer left.
Square-plan 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses rising to form cylindrical stone pinnacles; lancet to 1st stage, paired louvred openings to 2nd and polygonal stone spire with louvred lancet. Finial.
N ELEVATION: near-symmetrical, 5 bipartite windows to aisle bays; red sandstone block to right, traceried bipartite to centre. Outer gabled bay to right in red sandstone rubbble.
Stained glass windows (see below). Grey slate roof swept over aisles, pierced terracotta ridge. Coped stone skews with gableted and blcoed skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods with top hoppers.
INTERIOR: nave and aisles. Pointed arched arcades on elegant columns with stylised capitals. Simple pews. Fine stained glass windows, including work by Oscar Paterson.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such (2003). According to Close, South Church (which was built for the United Presbyterian Church) was Morris's first church commission. It is a prominently sited, muscular gothic church, well-detailed and containing fine stained glass.
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