Basic Site Details

Name: Greenfield UP Church
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Govan.—The new church being erected at the corner of White and Fairfield Streets, Govan, for the Greenfield U.P. congregation, has now so far approached completion that the memorial stone was laid last Saturday. The plans have been prepared by Mr. T. L. Watson, 108, West Regent- street, Glasgow. They show accommodation for 600 persons, or, if galleries be introduced, for 800. Of the Gothic style, in one of its more simple types, the church is divided into nave and aisles, bat it is without clerestory. Externally the walls are supported by buttresses; and the roof is surmounted by a belfry. There is also a hall, giving accommodation for 300 persons, together with session-house, vestry, etc. The contracts represent a total sum of £2,200. Including furniture, and everything required, the whole cost will not exceed £3,000. [Building News 10 June 1881 p687]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Fairfield UP 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 2Fairfield StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2White StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218811882Build/construction 
Item 2 of 224 March 1882 Opened 


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 1Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitect 18811882 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Greenfield UP Congregation 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p122

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News10 June 1881  p687 - memorial stone