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Basic Site Details

Name: St Columba's RC Church
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: £30,000; Stations of the Cross painted by Hugh Adam Carwford; Marble arched classical reredos and crucifix in sanctuary by Benno Schotz

This new church and presbytery was built before the war for the Archdiocese of Glasgow and is one of the many similar concrete churches built by the firm. It is a simple concrete structure consisting of concrete ribs spanning the chancel supported by brick cavity walls. The presbytery is at a lower level than the church and is linked to it at first floor level through the sacristy. Living accommodation provided for personnel is three bed-sitting rooms and principalís separate living room and bedroom. [Architectural Design June 1952 p169]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1St Columba of Iona  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 2Presbytery  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 174-76, Hopehill RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119381939Build/construction 

People

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 2Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceA19381939 
Item 2 of 2Jack Antonio CoiaArchitectA19381939 

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Archdiocese of Glasgow  

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Rogerson, R W K C1986Jack Coia: his life and work Glasgow: privately publishedp22-5
Item 2 of 3Stamp, Gavin and Taylor, Joe1994Executed buildings by Gillespie Kidd & Coia (list compiled from surviving office records) MacJournal One 
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p328

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architectural DesignJune 1952  p169 with photos and section

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33765 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Jack Antonio Coia: F no3825 (box 29)

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