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Glasgow, 870 Garscube Road, Queen's Cross Church

Church (19th Century), Church Hall (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 870 Garscube Road, Queen's Cross Church

Classification Church (19th Century), Church Hall (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Garscube Road Free Church; St Cuthbert's Church; St Matthew's Free Church; Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society;

Canmore ID 44072

Site Number NS56NE 159

NGR NS 57976 67572

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Queen's Cross Church, 866 Garscube Road, 1896, Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Art Nouveau details on tapering medieval tower contrast with traditional Perpendicular Gothic gables. Rectangular plan with transepts and porch, red sandstone ashlar, slate roof and red ridge tiles. Timber barrel vault tied with steel beams. Some Mackintosh interior furnishings; screen below east gallery, 1939, Thomas Howarth. West window coloured lights, 1960, Gordon Webster. Now Headquarters of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. Open to the public.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: John Honeyman & Keppie 1898-9

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Mackintosh's only complete ecclesiastical building. Construction begun June 1898, opened for public worship 10 September 1899. Tower structure probably inspired by Merriot parish church, Crewkerne, Somerset. Features large exposed roof ties. HQ of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society from 1977.

C & P Fiell, 1995


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