Langside Hill Church


Project Architect


Location and Community Context

22 Langside Road, Glasgow

Project Description

Build Date Project Date Cost Listing
1896 1994 TBC B

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.