Kilmelford Church


Project Architect

Gary Marshall Associates (2008-11)/ Andrew MacOwan Associates (2014)

Location and Community Context

Kilmeford, Argyll

Project Description

Build Date Project Date Cost Listing
1785 2011 £125,500 C

Small stone country church in an rectangular plan form with gable front, birdcage belfry with single bell, 8-spoke wheel window over a pointed arch main entrance and leaded windows. Slate roof on timber boarding. Plain interior with dado panelling and plastered walls above. Exposed timber roof trusses and the timber lining to the roof give the impression of height. Spiral stairs with unusual barley sugar balusters give access to the balcony. Impressive, high pulpit box. Small vestry on South side. The overall project is to deal with outstanding maintenance and make the building more user-friendly so as to encourage the use of the building beyond the services on every other Sunday. The work has been carried out in phases: - 1. Major repairs to stonework and gable ends 2. Restoration of leaded lights 3. Complete rewiring of light, heating and power electrical installations including new lighting fittings to provide well distributed light to assist people with sight difficulties. 4. Installation of induction loop to assist people with hearing difficulties. 5. Formation of disabled access from car park to inside the building 6. Installation of new carpets. 7. Installation of infrared heating scheme and air to air heat exchanger to deal with low winter temperatures and damp atmosphere (experiment fully funded by Historic Scotland). The next phase will be the provision of toilet accommodation.

Further Information

Arduaine, Kilmelford and Kilminver

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