20 BALVICAR DRIVE, BALVICAR STREET, CAMPHILL, QUEEN'S PARK CHURCH AND HALL (Ref:32359)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 578 623.
William Leiper 1875-8, soaring stone spire completed 1883. Originally Camphill United Presbyterian church; built on corner site, and added to N of 1873 hall whose architect is not known. Normandy gothic, with good sculptured detail executed mostly by MacCulloch and Co of London. Snecked ashlar, polished dressings, slate roofs. Tower at corner, buttressed massive lower stages, tall off-set and open belfry stage, octagonal stone spire; main gabled front to Balvicar Drive with buttresses, recessed door in gabled porch with nook-shafts, pair tall traceried windows over and winged figure (by Mossman) all set in big shallow arch; plainer doorway either side, that to right in tower, twin-gabled shallow wide transept to Balvicar Street. Galleried interior, stone columns with decorative capitals; extensive original stencilling scheme by Leiper survives on roof but walls now whitewashed; also a 3-light leaded window. INTERIOR: high timber-vaulted roof with stencilled decoration surviving intact; pointed aisle arcades, stone columns with foliated capitals; pulpit also big and decorative, with canopy, organ set on gallery. HALL: Gable to Balvicar Drive, S flank to Queen`s Park.
Gomme and Walker, pp 173f, 325, fig 154
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