Basic Site Details

Name: Govanhill Established Church
Town, district or village: Govanhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The memorial-stone of a new Established church, in course of erection at the junction of Allison-street and Cathcart-road, was laid on Saturday. The style adopted is Middle Pointed Gothic. At the angle of the roads will be a tower and spire rising to 150 feet in height. The church will be divided into five bays by buttresses, and the internal dimensions will be 80 feet by 53 feet, exclusive of organ-chamber behind pulpit, and a height from floor to ridge of 55 feet. The roofs are open-timbered, and will be dressed, stained, and varnished. There will be galleries on two sides and at the end in the interior of the church. The area and these galleries will seat 1,000 worshippers. Adjoining the church in Cathcart-road is a hall, 55 feet by 25 feet, having a gable and traceried window in chief elevation, and at the rear will be session house and vestry. Mr. Robert Baldie is the architect; the cost of erection will be a little over 7,000. [Building News 3 September 1880 p284]

Tower never completed

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Oatlands St Bernards 1931
Item 2 of 3Allison StreetYes 
Item 3 of 3Cathcart StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 428 August 1880  Memorial stone
Item 2 of 49 October 1881 OpenedOpened (tower never completed)
Item 3 of 41931  Became Oatlands St Bernards.
Item 4 of 4After 1962 Destruction/demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Robert BaldieArchitect 18801881 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Davidson Kelly, Tom Living Stones: the daughter churches of Govan Parish, 1730-1919 Friends of Govan Oldp35. Illustration.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect15 October 1881   
Item 2 of 2Building News3 September 1880  p284 - memorial stone