Kirkhaven Church, Duke Street, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on a fascinating example of mid-19th century architecture in Glasgow, Scotland.

Images show a former Presbyterian church building the history of which is as follows:

  • Built 1857-8 when known as Sydney Place United Presbyterian Church. Design by architects Peddie and Kinnear.
  • Subsequently changed name to Trinity Duke Street Church.
  • Became redundant after a fire in 1996.
  • In 1998 was acquired by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust who undertook restoration and repairs, a project which was completed in 2003.
  • Now linked with adjacent former school and known as the Wellpark Kirkhaven Enterprise Centre.

Location is Duke Street, in Glasgow’s East End, opposite Tennent’s Brewery and close to Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Necropolis.

Architectural style is neo-Greek, which was popular at the time under local exponent Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Note large impressive entrance and portico with carved frieze pediment.

Kirkhaven Church, Duke Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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