Basic Site Details

Name: Kilbarchan Parish Church and Manse
Town, district or village: Kilbarchan
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
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Notes: William Holmes Howie's mother came from Kilbarchan. There is a stained glass window in the church dedicated to James Stevenson (with hwom Howie had spent some time as assistant) & family which was presumably moved here from the old church when the new church was built. The Stevensons are still in Kilbarchan. They gave the land for the car park associated with the church in the 1990s and I do wonder if they donated the land for the church which might explain why Howie got the job. (Information courtesy of Judith Roebuck, Heritage Management West Team).

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Old Parish ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 2West ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Parish Church  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41894  Proposed
Item 2 of 418991901Construction 
Item 3 of 41900 Design exhibited 
Item 4 of 413 January 1901 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 1William Holmes Howie  1899(?)1901(?) 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1900   535, 569
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p65

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News31 March 1894  Wrongly attributes to James Howie

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register13468 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Holmes Howie: L v18 no1350