Basic Site Details

Name: St James UP Church
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Total cost: 21,940. Largely funded by Sir Peter Coats. Font by 'Mr Rhind of Edinburgh'.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St James UF 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 1Underwood RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 18811884ConstructionOriginal building
Item 2 of 4c. 1881 Competition held 
Item 3 of 41 March 1884 Opened 
Item 4 of 41904  Hall extension


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 3(Sir) John James BurnetArchitect c. 1881 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 3Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectAc. 1881c. 1883Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 3Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectB1904 Hall extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Coats, Peter (Sir)Provided majority of funds


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3RSA1881   1106
Item 2 of 3Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p523
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p20

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect2 March 1883   
Item 2 of 2Quiz28 September 1893  p21 - biographical note on John James Burnet

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39125 
Item 2 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for hall extension dated 1904/57
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hippolyte Jean Blanc: F v13 p142 no844 (microfilm reel 11)