Basic Site Details

Name: Govan Parish Church
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Cost: 3,279. James Smith's (of Jordanhill) steeple said to have been based on Stratford-upon-Avon parish church. Rebuilding of Smith's church, Govan Parish Church, on a new site in the 1880s. Interior completely re-designed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Elder Park ChurchYesIn 1970 merged with MacGregor Memorial Church
Item 2 of 3Elder Park Established Church  
Item 3 of 3Govan West Parish Church  

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 1514, Golspie StreetYesDAvidson Kelly gives 100 Golspie Street.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51826  Original church built
Item 2 of 55 July 1884 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 518851886 Rebuilding of Govan Parish Church on new site
Item 4 of 527 June 1885  Opened
Item 5 of 51970  Closed. Became Harmony Row Boys Club, burnt by vandals and demolished.


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 2James SmithArchitect 1826 Original building
Item 2 of 2John HoneymanArchitect 18851886Rebuilding of Govan Parish Church on new site


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Fraser, W1857The Kirk and the Manse  Plate
Item 3 of 3New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  vi, p711

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1British Architect1 August 1884   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection TD/1309/G/37
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 199
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 19 January 1884 (Govan Dean of Guild)