Listed Building

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23 SALTOUN STREET, BELMONT AND HILLHEAD PARISH CHURCH, CHURCH OF SCOTLANDReference: LB32584

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970

Location

  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 56629 67303
  • Coordinates256629, 667303

Description

James Sellars, architect; 1875-6. French Gothic church built

on the plan of Sainte Chapelle; stugged, coursed ashlar with

polished dressings, stonecleaned.

Pointed arch portal to W front with nook shafts and bands of

decorative moulding; double doors with trumeau. Large rose

window above set in pointed arched moulded recesses supported

on engaged columns; large angels carved in spandrels.

Flanking portal, full-height buttresses rise to gabled niches

linked below mains gable by blind arcade. To angles, 3-sided buttress-towers rise to hexagonal spires flanking main gable.

5-bay flanks with tall gabled traceried windows of triple

lancets and roses divided by buttresses. Gabled porch to S.

7-bay apse with similarly detailed windows. Plain parapet

with gargoyles. Slate roofs, tile cresting, elaborate fleche.

Single storey 1950's hall extension to E.

Interior with elongated engaged columns between windows

supporting ribbed vaulted roof. Gallery to W with panelled

front supported on cast-iron columns, organ to rear by H

Willis & Sons, 1876; restored 1930. Elaborately carved oak

pulpit. Interior redesigned by P McGregor Chalmers circa 1921

to give present seating arrangement; blind arcading to apse

wall with war memorials; carved timber choir stalls and

communion table of Rochette marble. Marble font with

elaborate carved oak canopy. Nave and apse windows by various

designers: Burne-Jones 1893; Cottier and Co (3)1893-1903;

Meikle & Sons, 1917; Sadie McLellan, 1958.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Huntly Gardens B group.

References

Bibliography

Gomme and Walker 1968; p 174-5. Belmont and Hillhead Parish

Church Pamphlet 1960.

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