Location and Community Context
22 Langside Road, Glasgow
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Langside Hill Church is an impressive 19th century free church designed by Alexander Skirving, a contemporary and once employee of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. The building is situated on a prominent hill site that takes full advantage of the aspect, imposing its presence and height through the temple facade and hexagonal, rising portico with 6 Ionic columns above the triple entrance porch. Constructed in snecked and squared rubble in a Graeco-Roman style, with ashlar dressings, and slated or concealed roofs. The entire building is enclosed by a stone boundary wall with cast iron railings, which step to the site slope. The church became a ruin following a fire in 1989 and has subsequently been renovated to a commercial restaurant in 1994.