Basic Site Details

Name: Duke Street UP Church
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: Demolished for railway works. Replaced by Cathedral Square UP Church.

GLASGOW, - Duke-street United Presbyterian Church was reopened for worship on the 3rd inst With the exception of the roof and the side and back walls, the building has been wholly reconstructed, and the edifice has been enlarged by bringing the front wall forward nearly to the street. The doorway of entrance elevation consists of a semi-circular arch, springing from coupled columns with floriated capitals, imposed within a sort of tympanum or pediment, the face and soffit of the arch being richly carved. On each side is a three-light semicircular headed window, and at each extremity of the facade is a door for exit. The upper story is composed of an Ionic colonnade of ten columns, with semicircular arches springing from their entablatures, placed in impost between large masses of dead wall, and having behind it a relieved screen pierced by nine windows. Over this colonnade there are a few feet of plain walling, and then the building is crowned by an imposing entablature. The seats in the area of the church have been arranged in concentric semicircles, radiated from the pulpit, which stands on a spacious dais. Behind the pulpit is an alcove containing stalls for the choir. In front of the pulpit is a marble font, the gift of Mrs Allan, of 31, Elderslie-street. The gallery is four seats deep, with a passage behind. The decoration has received special attention, every enrichment having been designed (as it always should be) in form and colour and drawn full size by the architect, Mr Hugh Barclay, of West Regent-street. The cost of the alterations will be nearly 4,000. [Building News 8 March 1872 page 202]

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 1Duke Street UP Church, Duke StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11872 Alterations and additions 


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 3David BarclayArchitectA1872  
Item 2 of 3H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1872  
Item 3 of 3Hugh BarclayArchitectA1872 Alterations


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News8 March 1872  p202