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Glasgow, 52 Westbourne Gardens West, Belhaven-Westbourne Church

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8815 / 55°52'53"N

Longitude: -4.3031 / 4°18'11"W

OS Eastings: 256028

OS Northings: 667772

OS Grid: NS560677

Mapcode National: GBR 08C.SC

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.WF2H

Entry Name: Glasgow, 52 Westbourne Gardens West, Belhaven-Westbourne Church

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Locality: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Building Class: Cultural

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32605

Source ID: 375386

Description

John Honeyman, architect; 1881. Classical Renaissance church

with superimposed pedimented portico frontage. Polished

ashlar, banded masonry, stonecleaned.

E elevation; at ground, Ionic pilasters support dentil

pediment which is broken by 2-storey advanced pedimented

portico with 4-pairs of superimposed columns. Corinthian over

Ionic. At ground, smooth recessed round-arched panels with

bold keystones and rusticated margins contain square-headed

corniced windows, at centre double-leaf panelled doors. At

1st arched stained glass windows with pilastered reveals. Set

back and flanking main pediment are 2 small square open

arched bell-cotes with ogival lead roofs and iron finials.

To SE, single storey wing containing halls etc; detailed as

ground margins of main facade. Continuous dentil cornice with die-balustrade 5-bay flanks with round-arched windows to

upper level. Polished ashlar N flank with architraved,

consoled and pedimented door; cill strings. Droved ashlar S

flank with round arched gallery windows. Interior: aisleless

5-bay nave. Panel fronted gallery to 3 sides supported on

elaborately carved consoles and reached by stairs in towers.

Windows flanked by pilasters supporting deep coving; coffered

ceiling with iron beams painted and decorated with

plasterwork. Shallow organ recess flanked by Corinthian

columns and pilasters, organ 1913, with screen by Keppie.

Elaborately carved timber communion table, chairs and pulpit;

latter with walnut inlay. Stained glass by Douglas Strachan

circa 1920 and Margaret Chilton circa 1951. Flanking organ,

war memorial tablets.

To N and S stairs, memorial tablets to Dr R Drummond and Rev

W R Thomson.

Church halls to SE with timber ceiling and roof-lights.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Formerly UP church.

Part of Westbourne Gardens A group.

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