Basic Site Details

Name: RC Church of the Immaculate Conception
Town, district or village: Maryhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: replaced 'large dwelling-house with extensive grounds. The entrance avenue retained and widened...The house, lodge, other outbuildings and walls have been demolished...Along the road frontage the existing high stone wall has been taken down to a height of 2 ft.
An equilateral triangle representing the Holy Trinity was chosen as the [design] theme...motif is echoed in the reinforced concrete frames of the structure.'
Red tile roof, 'external walls and infill panels, with the exception of the front gable of the church [a marble mosiac panel of the Madonna and Child meas. 75 ft. from base to apex], are in facing brick.'
The plan includes: entrance hall, baptistery, mortuary chapel, nave, confessionals, transepts, sanctuary, side altars, high altar, priest's sacristy, safe, boys' sacristy, cloakroom, other subsidiary rooms including dining facilities and a kitchen. per Builder 27 June 1958, p1162-65

Artist/sculptor - Jack Mortimer

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 12049, Maryhill Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 419551956Build/construction 
Item 2 of 413 October 1958 Design exhibitedat '97th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts...(No. 212) is illustrated by a watercolour perspective.' per Builder 7 Nov 1958 p773
Item 3 of 41960 Won award or awardsCivic Trust Award Class I - Design Commended
Item 4 of 4c. 198 Destruction/demolitionChurch demolished but presbytery still survives


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 3Angus M. Macdougall Co. LtdBuilderA19551956 
Item 2 of 3Thomas Cordiner & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19551957 
Item 3 of 3Thomas Smith CordinerArchitectA19551956 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p562
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp5 Image
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p405

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News18 April 1962   
Item 2 of 4Builder27 June 1958  'Church of the Immaculate Conception, Maryhill, Glasgow' pp1162-1165; includes interior and exterior photos, sections and ground floor plan
Item 3 of 4Builder7 November 1958  'Architecture at the Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition: Standard Higher than in Recent Years' p773
Item 4 of 4Builder18 August 1961  'Civic Trust Design Awards, 1960 - Results of Competitions in the County Boroughs, The Awards, Scotland' pp304-305