Basic Site Details

Name: Saltcoats Free Church
Town, district or village: Saltcoats
City or county: Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Spire is stated as being by R Baldie, 1892, in Couragher. However, Robert Baldie died in 1890; it has been assumed here that the spire was designed by him prior to his death, but it may have been by J R Baldie, of whom no details are yet known.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Landsborough Free ChurchYes 

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 1Fondlay's BraeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51844  Journal reference for original church
Item 2 of 5January 1844 Opened 
Item 3 of 51869  Spire
Item 4 of 527 January 1870 OpenedRe-opened after enlargement
Item 5 of 5c. 1970 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 7Cousin & GaleArchitectural practiceA1844 Main church
Item 2 of 7David CousinArchitectA1844 Main church
Item 3 of 7William GaleEngineerA1844 Main church
Item 4 of 7Robert BaldieArchitectB18691870Enlargement
Item 5 of 7Robert BaldieArchitect Before 1890(?) Spire
Item 6 of 7Baldie & TennantArchitectural practiceBBefore 1890 Spire
Item 7 of 7William TennantArchitectBBefore 1890 Spire


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Close, Robert1992Ayrshire and Arran, an Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIASp72
Item 2 of 3Couragher, F C Saltcoats  p29
Item 3 of 3Love, Dane2005Lost Ayrshire Edinburgh: Birlinnpp97-98 Illustration

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Witness2 March 1844