Coatbridge, Jackson Street, Coats Parish Church

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Alternative Names Coatbridge Clifton Church
Site Type CHURCH (19TH CENTURY)
Canmore ID 201589
Site Number NS76NW 84
NGR NS 73732 65152
Council NORTH LANARKSHIRE
Parish OLD MONKLAND (MONKLANDS)
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District MONKLANDS
Former County LANARKSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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16 July 2009
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Notes The octagonal lantern of the tower is a landmark. Church was re-roofed after recent fire and interior redecorated (as at time of listing, 1977. (Historic Scotland).

Built by money left by George Baird, this idiosyncratic and picturesque buff sandstone landmark at the apex of Dunbeth Hill is dominated by its striking clock tower. The square buttressed tower gives way to an octagonal lantern crowned with fleur-de-lys and pinnacles, inspired probably by the tower of the Cloth Hall at Bruges. From the bottom of the slope it seems pure Fonthill fantasy. The galleried interior contains a four-light window designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones for William Morris's studios. On a clear day the tower can be seen 20 miles away from Bridge of Allan (Peden, 1992).

BARR website http://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/details/912540

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