Basic Site Details

Name: Bridge of Weir UP Church
Town, district or village: Bridge of Weir
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: £2,500.

It is thought that the 'Bridge of Weir UF Church' remodelled by Ramsay Traquair in 1912 is this church, but it could be a different one.

Building News gives the name as Freeland UF Church, Bridge of Weir, and cost of renovation as £1,770 [30 May 1913 p767]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Bridge of Weir UF Church This is thought to be the same building
Item 2 of 3Freeland ChurchYes 
Item 3 of 3Ranfurly Church of ScotlandYes 

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 1Ranfurly PlaceYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 223 May 1891 Foundation stone 
Item 2 of 21912  Remodelling/ renovation. Church re-opened May 1913


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 2John Bennie WilsonArchitect 1891 Won in competition
Item 2 of 2Ramsay TraquairArchitect 19121913Remodelling/renovation.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 2 of 3Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p544
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p86

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3BuilderEarly 1891LX p195
Item 2 of 3Building News6 March 1891   
Item 3 of 3Building News30 May 1913  p767 - reopening after renovation

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12774 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Ramsay Traquair: F v24 no1745