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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/02/1971


  • Local Authority: Renfrewshire
  • Planning Authority: Renfrewshire
  • Burgh: Paisley

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 47801 63960
  • Coordinates247801, 663960


H J Blanc, architect, 1894. Cruciform with central

tower, nave and aisles, raised on undercroft. 1st and 2nd

pointed Gothic. Snecked rubble with ashlar dressing. South

front approached by broad flight of steps; gabled entrances

to undercroft at side of steps. 3 gabled porches, recessed

entrances with nook shafts and cusped bands to the doors,

paired to centre with carved tympanum Large 5-light traceried

windows and triple lancet above in south gable, flanked by

octagonal turrets. 5-bay nave and 2-bay transepts; 4-light

traceried windows to clerestory in each bay, separated

by flying buttresses. Transept gables have 5 light windows

as south front with 3 lancets below and small flanking

turrets. Various vestries and offices disposed symmetrically

around chancel. 3 lancets in north end. Slate roof. 3

stage central tower suoorting open crown: 1st blind; 2nd

buttressed to east and west with groups of 3 lancets;

3rd stage has 2 2-light belfry openings to each face. Angle pinnacles. Interior: nave with clustered piers supporting pointed

arches and clerestory Wooden coupled roofs to nave and

transepts, stencilled. Crossing and chancel stone-vaulted

with painted panels. Carving to capitals, spandrels, etc.

Furnishings: high-relief alabaster panels under north

window: marble pulpit with alabaster reliefs, designed

by Blanc, 1906. Deep marble font, behind Communion Table.

Brass and pewter lectern. All original light fittings.

Ancillary rooms round the ambulatory have stencilled walls

and elaborate oak fireplaces. Undercroft halls modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



Souvenirs of opening and of golden jubilee.

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Listed Buildings

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