Basic Site Details

Name: Helensburgh UP Church
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: This church superseded the earlier UP Church in King Street West (built as the United Secession Church - see separate entry), which was subsequently used as a hall. There is no reference to the 1860 church in Small.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Columba's 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 2Colquhoun StreetYesAddress of 1878 enlargement
Item 2 of 2Sinclair StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41860   
Item 2 of 41874  Alterations after storm damage
Item 3 of 418 March 1878  Enlargement - plans dated
Item 4 of 418941897 Redecoration


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 4William SpenceArchitect 1860  
Item 2 of 4William LeiperArchitect 1874 Alterations after storm damage
Item 3 of 4Duncan McNaughtanArchitect 1878 Enlargement
Item 4 of 4Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 18941897Redecoration


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   354
Item 3 of 3Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p270

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Helensburgh and Gareloch Times27 June 1883  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild 3/1878
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34856 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Nisbet Paterson: F v20 no1431 (microfilm reel 13)