Basic Site Details

Name: Govan Old Parish Church
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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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 1866, 868, Govan RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91876  Scheme for enlargement - not executed.
Item 2 of 91876 Design exhibitedProposed improvements - not carried out
Item 3 of 918821884 New building.
Item 4 of 91884 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 919101912 Lengthening of chancel
Item 6 of 9c. 1930  Design for organ stool
Item 7 of 91934  War memorial garden scheme
Item 8 of 9After 1940  Alterations
Item 9 of 91960sMid 1980sRepairEnvelope repairs; upgrading and repositioning ealry Christian stone coffins


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Item 1 of 19John Burnet (senior)  1876 Proposed improvements - not carried out - superseded by Rowand Anderson
Item 2 of 19(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson A1876 Scheme for enlargement - not executed.
Item 3 of 19(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson B18821884New building
Item 4 of 19Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman B18821884As apprentice/assistant to Robert Rowand Anderson
Item 5 of 19Wardrop, Anderson & Browne B18821884 
Item 6 of 19(Sir) Robert Rowand Anderson D19101912Lengthening of chancel
Item 7 of 19Arthur Forman Balfour Paul D19101912Lengthening of chancel
Item 8 of 19James Gillespie D19101912Lengthening of chancel - as chief assistant to Rowand Anderson & Paul
Item 9 of 19Rowand Anderson & Paul D19101912Lengthening of chancel
Item 10 of 19John Fraser Matthew Cc. 1930 Design for organ stool
Item 11 of 19Lorimer & Matthew Cc. 1930 Design for organ stool
Item 12 of 19Noad & Wallace E1934 War memorial garden scheme
Item 13 of 19Richard Mervyn Noad (or simply Mervyn Noad) E1934 War memorial garden scheme
Item 14 of 19Alexander Smellie FAfter 1940 Alterations
Item 15 of 19Andrew Graham Henderson FAfter 1940 Alterations
Item 16 of 19Keppie & Henderson FAfter 1940 Alterations
Item 17 of 19Philip Hill Spence J1960sMid 1980sEnvelope repairs; upgrading and repositioning ealry Christian stone coffins
Item 18 of 19Robert William Kelly Cupples Rogerson J1960sMid 1980sEnvelope repairs; upgrading and repositioning ealry Christian stone coffins
Item 19 of 19Rogerson & Spence J1960sMid 1980sEnvelope repairs; upgrading and repositioning ealry Christian stone coffins


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p115
Item 2 of 7Davidson Kelly, Tom Living Stones: the daughter churches of Govan Parish, 1730-1919 Friends of Govan Oldp10 Illustrations of unexecuted spire, sculptured frieze at entrance. Also p11 gable over door (Anderson's sketch).
Item 3 of 7Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1876   654
Item 4 of 7Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1884, no 1254
Item 5 of 7McKinstry, Sam1992The Architecture of Govan Old Parish Church The Society of the Friends of Govan Old, Second Annual Report, 1992 
Item 6 of 7RSA1910   340
Item 7 of 7The Modern Building Record1912The Modern Building RecordVolume 3London: Wertheimer, Lea & Cop55

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect25 May 1888   
Item 2 of 2Building News22 March 1912  Chancel lengthened

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6DMW Archive (per Charles McKean)Mervyn Noad list compiled by Noad in response to questionnaire  
Item 2 of 6Edinburgh University LibraryAnderson Collection (Plans and drawings) Drawings dated 1874-1879
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33353 
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSLorimer and Matthew Collection LOR G/39
Item 5 of 6RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Gillespie: L v17 no1289; Thomas Rollo Walker Mossman: L v10 no586 (microfilm reel 32)
Item 6 of 6Strathclyde ArchivesGovan Parish Church Building Fund letter book Building Fund letter book CH2/1277/61; CH2/1277/66