Description: Lamlash, Former St George's Uf Church
Date Listed: 4 June 1992
Historic Scotland Building ID: 12994
OS Grid Coordinates: 203225, 631764
Latitude/Longitude: 55.5398, -5.1201
1885. Early English. Cream sandstone polished ashlar dressings, with pale brown sandstone courses. E bay narrower than 5 western bays, stone spire in SE re-entrant angle.
E ELEVATION: arched and gabletted central porch with trefoil head and gabletted buttresses. Plain tympanum. Small lancets flanking, with full-height buttresses beyond. 3-light lancet window above, with small cinquefoil window in gablehead. Lancets and cinquefoil have hoodmoulds. Spire has 2-stage buttresses tower at base with single lancet at ground and tall Y-traceried window at 1st with gablet having triple blind lancet in head. Frieze at top of tower with inset panels, cornice and square pyramidal spire with lucarnes and iron weathervane. S side of tower and spire similar to front, N and E sides have upper part of tower cut by roof. Body of church is 5-bay, with prominent gabletted buttresses separating bays, each of which contains lancet. 3 slated louvered ventilators on each slope of roof which is slated. W end and interior not seen.
Groome, vol IV. p452.
Erected by Duke of Hamilton to replace a church of 1774. Being converted to arts centre (1992).
Source: Historic Scotland
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