Today’s Blog Theme: This morning, I visited Paisley and took photographs (above) of a church which always intrigued me, namely the Oakshaw Trinity Church which sits on a high location and is home to the combined Church of Scotland and United Reformed Church.

The building dates from the 18th century. Here are some key pieces of information:

  • Both church and tower designed by Baillie John White. Former completed 1754 and latter 1767-1770.
  • Unusually, the tower was built by the town council under whose ownership it remains to this day.
  • Tower is 161 feet ( 49M) high.
  • The building was refurbished 1876-77 and again in 1994. Inside is the largest ecclesiastical ceiling of its type in Europe.

In the surrounding burial ground can be found many ancient memorials dating back to the early 19th century and late 18th century. Many of these memorials can be found listed in my separate GlasgowAncestry blog.

Glasgow Weather: Commenced with a snow/sleet shower this morning but thereafter brightened up. Cold with clear sky for rest of the day.

Ancestry Research: Following visit to Paisley Abbey, I have posted to my GlasgowAncestry blog a listing of Boer War military casualties obtained from a plaque in the Abbey entrance.

Scotland Tours: Various admin main matters. Responded to enquiry from South America for a Scotland castles tour.

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