Basic Site Details

Name: Drumchapel Old Parish Church
Town, district or village: Drumchapel
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Henry Higgins mentions 'Church, Drumchapel' in his LRIBA nomination paper of 1911. It is likely that this was the same church that was later replaced by Launcelot Hugh Ross.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1143, 153, Garscadden RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41901  Original church
Item 2 of 419361939 Replaced 1901 church on new site
Item 3 of 419411943 Rebuilt after war damage
Item 4 of 4March 1951 AdditionReconstruction and additions of the Parish Schurch of Scotland and halls


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 5Boucher & HigginsArchitectural practiceA1901(?) Original building
Item 2 of 5Henry HigginsArchitectA1901(?) Original building
Item 3 of 5Launcelot Hugh RossArchitectB19361939Replaced 1901 church on new site
Item 4 of 5Launcelot Hugh RossArchitectC19411943Rebuilt church after war damage
Item 5 of 5Launcelot Hugh RossArchitectD1951 For reconstruction and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp133
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1939   51
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p402

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect and Building News1937Jan-June p171
Item 2 of 4Builder9 March 1951  p367
Item 3 of 4Glasgow Herald31 January 1956  Launcelot Hugh Ross obituary
Item 4 of 4RIBA JournalJuly 1956 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsLauncelot Hugh Ross obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32273143, 153 Garscadden Road, Drumchapel Old Parish Church and Hall
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSRIAS Collection Drawing
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Higgins: L v11 no632 (microfilm reel 33)