Sites and Monument Record: Carron Church I (SMR 132)

In 1880 work began on a church for Carron. It was in the Early English Gothic style by James Boucher, architect, Glasgow, and made of Dunmore freestone. The church was aligned NW/SE with its north gable facing the main road. The northern bay was narrower than the nave and contained the vestibule; the corners clasped by chamfered buttresses. In the centre of the north gable was a large Gothic entrance doorway with a small lancet window to either side and a large traceried window above containing a quatrefoil rose. The gable skews were steep and capped by a spire belfry, reaching 70ft above the ground. The belfry openings consisted of four short columns. The side walls were heavily buttressed, interspersed by five tall windows with trefoil heads. Internally the nave measured 56.6ft by 40.5ft. Another large window was set into the south-east gable. There was a small hall, vestry and ladies room set at right angles to the church at the southern end.
Demolished c1970.

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