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Kilmaronock Church

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmaronock, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0551 / 56°3'18"N

Longitude: -4.4868 / 4°29'12"W

OS Eastings: 245235

OS Northings: 687481

OS Grid: NS452874

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q.QD0P

Mapcode Global: WH3N6.12PF

Entry Name: Kilmaronock Church

Listing Date: 14 May 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339567

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7621

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmaronock

County: West Dunbartonshire

Civil Parish: Kilmaronock

Unitary Authority Ward: Lomond

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

1813. Classical hall-church with domed stone bellcote. Red sandstone rubble, harl-pointing, ashlar margins and dressings. Base course, round-headed windows; quoins.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: pedimented elevation, broad ashlar corniced doorpiece, round-headed door, 2-leaf panelled, large radiating fanlight; blank sandstone panel above, bellcote crowing apex. BELLCOTE: red sandstone ashlar, square base, round-headed louvred openings, eaves cornice, lead domed roof, finial.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: 3 large round-headed windows symmetrically disposed; ashlar margins, keystone. Emergency exit built on elevation to left.

E ELEVATION: later stained glass window placed in original round-arched opening, apron below window.

36-pane timber sash and case windows with radiating glazing to heads. Communion table window with timber plate tracery, stained glass. Grey slate roof.

INTERIOR: coved ceiling with delicate plasterwork over grills. Wooden dado; simple pews; gallery on slender columns at W end. Dentillated cornice. Communion table at E end, furniture late 19th century. Marble memorial plaques to the Buchanan family.

GRAVEYARD: number of earlier to late 19th century memorials; obelisks, celtic cross memorials.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: loosely-built rubble wall with semi- circular coping; square gatepiers with depressed ashlar caps.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The church replaced an earlier church. The adjacent manse is listed separately. Gartocharn Parish Church is listed separately.

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