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Interior -view of the nave

SC 717208

Description Interior -view of the nave

Date 1895

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 717208

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 13130

Scope and Content Nave, Coats Memorial Baptist Church, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire Coats Memorial Baptist Church, a magnificent cruciform (cross-shaped) Gothic Revival church with a central tower which dominates the Paisley skyline, was designed by the architect, Hippolyte Jean Blanc, and built 1885-94 in memory of Thomas Coats, the Paisley threadmaker and philanthropist. The architectural photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere, was commissioned to photograph the interior in 1895. The nave has an arched timber roof, and is flooded with natural light from clerestory widows set within wide pointed stone arches. Clustered piers with carved capitals support the pointed arches of the narrow side aisles, and the crossing beneath the tower is stone vaulted with painted panels. The church was commissioned by the wife and family of Thomas Coats who died in 1883. Coats, a successful industrialist who was a co-founder of J & P Coats, the world famous firm of Paisley threadmakers, was a regular worshipper in Storie Street Baptist Church, Paisley. In 1885 Hippolyte Jean Blanc won the competition for the design of the church which took nine years to complete at a cost of £104,000. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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