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Paisley, Canal Street, Canal Street Church

Church (18th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Paisley, Canal Street, Canal Street Church

Classification Church (18th Century), War Memorial(S) (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Castlehead Church; War Memorial Rolls Of Honour

Canmore ID 164457

Site Number NS46SE 111

NGR NS 47544 63598

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS46SE 111 47544 63598

NS46SE 11. 01 47521 63631

Site Management (6 February 2015)

Rectangular-plan, gabled, hall church. Rubble with painted ashlar dressings, quoin strips, eaves course, impost blocks and keystones to round-headed windows.Door to centre of main gable in corniced stone porch, flanked by tall windows, with shorter window stepped above. 5 tall windows to each side. Rear gable with later, harled flat-roofed vestry block spanning ground, 3 stepped windows above, that to centre with higher cill. Horizontal-pane glazing pattern with astragalled circular panes in windowheads, simple wheel window above organ, some coloured glass. Urn finials capping quoins and gableheads.

Built as a United Presbyterian church, Castlehead was latterly known as the West Relief Church, presumably after the absorption of the UP denomination into the Church of Scotland. See separate listing for Tannahill's Monument. Change of category B to C(S) 8 September 1997.


Project (February 2014 - July 2014)

A data upgrade project to record war memorials.


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