Basic Site Details

Name: Kelvinside Free Church
Town, district or village: Kelvinside
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Bible Training InstituteYesCurrent
Item 2 of 5Botanic Gardens Church  
Item 3 of 5Botanic Gardens Free Church  
Item 4 of 5Kelvinside Parish Church  
Item 5 of 5Kelvinside UF Church Pre-1909 to post-1920

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 2Byres RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2731-735, Great Western RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518581862  
Item 2 of 51863 Design exhibitedCampbell Douglas & Stevenson design
Item 3 of 51909  Alterations
Item 4 of 51920 Design exhibitedWar memorial
Item 5 of 51929  Addition of halls


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 11Charles WilsonArchitect 1858 Elaborate classic design with tower and hemicycle of columns. Refused to modify the scheme, and lost the commission to Campbell Douglas and Stevenson
Item 2 of 11Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1862  
Item 3 of 11Campbell Douglas & StevensonArchitectural practiceA1862  
Item 4 of 11John James StevensonArchitectA1862 According to Buildings of Scotland, Stevenson was responsible for the design
Item 5 of 11Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB1909 Alterations
Item 6 of 11Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1909 Alterations
Item 7 of 11John KeppieArchitectB1909 Alterations
Item 8 of 11Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect 1920 War memorial
Item 9 of 11John Jeffrey WaddellArchitectD1929 Addition of halls
Item 10 of 11Thomas Peach Weir YoungArchitectD1929 Addition of halls
Item 11 of 11Waddell & YoungArchitectural practiceD1929 Addition of halls


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1863   705
Item 2 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1920   729 (Chalmers)
Item 3 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1929   771 (Waddell & Young)
Item 4 of 6RSA1865   226
Item 5 of 6Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p24
Item 6 of 6Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p303-4 (for main building phases and addition)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 June 1864XXII  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal1910no17London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32872 
Item 2 of 5Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 343
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of Wilson's plans, B/41751/P, B/41769/P, GWD30/1-9/P
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John James Stevenson: F v6 p1, microfiche 93/E4
Item 5 of 5Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Hil/H/198