Basic Site Details

Name: Dowanhill UP Church
Town, district or village: Dowanhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: 195-foot spire, 11,500. Total cost 14,817 16s 10d
Drawings exhibited at the Paris International Exhibition of 1862.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cottier Theatre ComplexYesSince conversion, 1989-95
Item 2 of 3Dowanhill Church of Scotland After 1929
Item 3 of 3Dowanhill UF Church From 1900 to 1929

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 193-95, Hyndland RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7May 1864  Building work begun
Item 2 of 72 December 1864  Competition advertised
Item 3 of 71865 Competition held 
Item 4 of 74 August 1865 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 718661867Decoration carried outInterior decoration and glass
Item 6 of 711 November 1866 Opened 
Item 7 of 7October 1948 Plans dated 


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 5Melvin & LeiperArchitectural practiceA18651866Won competition to secure job
Item 2 of 5Robert Grieve MelvinArchitectA18651866Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 5William LeiperArchitectA18651866Won competition to secure job (Leiper's first church)
Item 4 of 5Daniel CottierDesigner 18661867Interior decoration and glass
Item 5 of 5Alexander David HislopArchitectAOctober 1948 Alterations?

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Dowanhill UF Church, war memorial 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Donnelly, Max1999Daniel Cottier, Pioneer of Aestheticism The Decorative Arts Society Journal, 23, pp 33-51pp 36-8
Item 2 of 4Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphriesp291
Item 3 of 4Green, Simon2001William Leiper's ChurchesXIIArchitectural Heritage, pp38-51p38
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p356

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder1863XXI Date missing
Item 2 of 3Builders Journal12 January 1898   
Item 3 of 3Building News18 August 1865   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow University Library Special CollectionsHislop & Welsh CollectionMS Hislop 84/1-11 
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32879