Basic Site Details

Name: Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Wemyss Bay
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Glasgow Herald report at the opening confirms that this is the work of John Burnet senior.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31879 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 31956 Closed 
Item 3 of 31960s Destruction/demolition 


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 1John Burnet (senior)ArchitectA1879  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Burns, George of Wemyss HouseIn memory of Burns' wife Jane Clelland who died in 1877.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Small church for Lord Inverclyde (Mausoleum?)It is possible that this is the mausoleum adjoining the Epsicopal Church. Lord Inverclyde was buried there on 11 October 1905 and his parents were buried there in February 1901 (which suggests this is not the building).


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1879   676
Item 2 of 3Macleary, John2012Old Inverkip, Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Stenlakep23
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p145

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Herald16 June 1879  p4