Basic Site Details

Name: Greenlaw Free Church
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by James Sellars. 9 entrants in total. Cost of final building: £4,800.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Greenlaw Church  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow RoadYes 
Item 2 of 2Greenlaw AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41887 Competition held 
Item 2 of 41888 Competition designCompetition assessed
Item 3 of 41891  Building completed
Item 4 of 41905 Plans submittedAlterations


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6James DonaldArchitect 1887 Third premiated competition design
Item 2 of 6Peter CaldwellArchitect 1887 Second premiated competition design
Item 3 of 6Robert Stevenson SymingtonArchitectA1887 Successful competition design, modelled on Burnet's Barony Church - in collaboration with T G Abercrombie prior to partnership
Item 4 of 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectA1887 Successful competition design, modelled on Burnet's Barony Church - in collaboration with Robert S Symington prior to partnership
Item 5 of 6Abercrombie & SymingtonArchitectural practice 18881889 
Item 6 of 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectB1905 Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell PublishingMis-named 'Greenland Church'
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p37

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2BuilderLate 1887LIII p190 (mis-named 'Greenland Church')
Item 2 of 2Builder11 April 1891LX  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39008 
Item 2 of 2Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for original building dated 1888 and for alterations dated 1905