Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish Church
Town, district or village: Ixelles
City or county: Brussels
Country: Belgium
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Notes: A new Scottish Church is to be built at Brussels for the local British residents. Accommodation for about 250 people will be provided in a building to be erected of stone, with stone dressings for the interior. An arcade of stone with an apsidal-ended chancel will be built, and also a tower with saddleback. The architects are Messrs J Jeffrey Waddell and Young of 95 Bath Street Glasgow. [Builder 24 April 1925 p656]

The church of St Andrew was built at the junction of Rue Buchholtz and Chaussée de Vleurgat, south of the city centre in a district notable for its early 20th century Art Nouveau houses, particularly the nearby home of the architect Victor Horta. Erected in 1925 in Gothic Revival style, it is signed on the facade "J. Waddell & T. Young / Glasgow / Walthère Michel / Architects. It was intended as a memorial to Presbyterians who died in Belgium during the First World War

Orientated east west with western choir, the church comprises a nave, north aisle and small south transept. Polygonal choir, with sacristy to the south and organ chamber to the north. The vestry opens onto a small courtyard

Externally the church is constructed of white stone on a blue stone (granite) base. Around the inner courtyard, the walls are of “Paepesteen” brick. Roof of slates, with dormer windows to the Rue Buchholtz. Bell tower of rectangular plan with two stages, below stepped gables crowned with an iron cross. Porch within the base of the tower with double doors surmounted by a bas-relief depicting the burning bush, symbol of the Scottish church, with an inscription "1925 / NEC / consumebatur tamen " to Rue Buchholtz

Interior walls are coated with Vosges faux-stone (?); white stone arches and Euville stone columns.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Andrew's 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 2181, Chaussée de Vleurgat  
Item 2 of 217, Rue BuchholtzYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21925 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 21925 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 4Walthère MichelArchitect 1925 Local supervision
Item 2 of 4John Jeffrey WaddellArchitectA1925  
Item 3 of 4Thomas Peach Weir YoungArchitectA1925  
Item 4 of 4Waddell & YoungArchitectural practiceA1925  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1925   196

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder24 April 1925  p656