Basic Site Details

Name: McDonald Mission Church
Town, district or village: Cowcaddens
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: This church is very similar in its internal arrangements to that in Carrick Street*, the church being raised over the ground floor, which is occupied by a large hall or school-room, vestry and other conveniences ; it measures 71 feet 6 inches in length by 45 feet 3 inches in breadth, and has galleries on three sides. The entrance door is at the north-west corner of the buildings, under a tower; a broad flight of steps leads from the porch to a wide corridor, from which access is had to the area of church and the stairs to the galleries. The roof is formed of open timbers, cleaned and varnished and plastered between the roof spars. The seating will consist of open benches and contain accommodation for 510 in the area floor, and for 306 in the galleries. The total expense of the buildings, exclusive of price of ground will be 2,400.

The style adopted by the architects is Early English. Comparing this church with that in Carrick-street, we find a decided improvement, arising, as we are given to understand, from increased funds at the disposal of tlie architects; the entrance door is more boldly moulded and relieved, and above it rises a simple but well proportioned tower and slated spire, 120 feet high. At the side of the door, but at a considerable height from the ground, a stone pulpit has been projected from the wall on bold corbelling. Both structures tend to show that in Scotland, progress has been made to more correct knowledge and appreciation of the adaptability of Gothic architecture to our modem requirements.

The architects are Messrs Campbell, Douglas and John J. Stevenson of Glasgow. Mr John Rennie is the contractor for the mason work, and Mr James Connell, the contractor for the joiner work.[Building News 13 December 1861 p981]

* St Peters Mission Church - see separate entry

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 1Maitland StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118611862  


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 3Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18611862 
Item 2 of 3Campbell Douglas & StevensonArchitectural practiceA18611862 
Item 3 of 3John James StevensonArchitectA18611862 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News13 December 1861  p981- New Churches in Glasgow