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The church was opened in 1903 at a cost of £5,000 on the site of an earlier church built in 1844 for the Free church of Scotland. Its main facade is the gable facing south onto Church Street, to which it gives its name. The architect was James Strang, Falkirk. It is Gothic in style with a tower attached to the east end of the south gable, balanced by a three-storey stair turret at the west end. A wide advanced porch is framed by a pointed hoodmould with finials and contains two doors. Towering above it is a tall 4-light traceried window with quatrefoil spandrels and a rose window. The buttressed three-staged square tower has a crenellated parapet set on a corbelled string course with angle finials (the original plans show a steeple). It contains an entrance in its east face, with irregularly spaced small rectangular openings to the third floor, three heavily moulded lancet windows on the second stage and double louvred belfry openings on the third stage. The stair turret has similar rectangular windows to those on the base of the tower, with a large quatrefoil window on the third floor. Its west gable is finished with an apse containing a side door. The stonework of the gable is squared stugged ashlar with tooled dressings. Behind this facade the body of the church extends to the north. It has a slated roof with a red tiled ridge. The pitch of the roof shallows over the aisles. There are five lightly buttressed bays on the sides, each containing a Y-traceried window. The north gable houses an apse. Internally the five bays are reflected in the disposition of the cast iron columns. At the south end is a gallery with wood panelled front. The ceiling is open showing the braced tie-beam construction with King posts. In 1918 the hall to the north was destroyed by fire and in 1924 the new halls were opened at a cost of £3400. The memorial stone in the north wall was laid on 28th Dec 1923. Above the door is the motto "NEC TAMEN CONSUME SATUR". The hall has red brick and harled external walls in a simple Arts and Crafts finish.
In 1817 work started on a new church building to the north of the village of Airth at a site convenient for Lord Dunmore as well as Graham of Airth. Graham Stirling of Airth Castle provided some monetary incentives and encouraged the move by active participation. The new church opened in 1820. It was designed by William Stirling of Dunblane (a relative of Graham), probably in collaboration with David Hamilton. Its orientation is from north-west to south-east, parallel with the road. It is built in the perpendicular or decorated Gothic style similar to Larbert parish Church, using pale greyish-yellow freestone ashlar obtained from a quarry west of the village. The church measures 65 ft by 40 ft externally (excluding buttresses) with a tower 16 ft 6 ins wide projecting 14 ft from the north-west end. At the south-east end there is an apsidal projection one storey high. The body of the church, which is seated for 800, consists of three bays subdivided by buttresses offset in two stages and terminating in crocketed finials; similar buttresses, with gablets at the lower stage, are set obliquely at the corners. Each bay contains a high, pointed three-light window with a transom and Gothic tracery, splayed jambs and a hood mould finishing in moulded steps. Above a projecting eaves-course there rises a high, pierced parapet; this runs up to the tower on the north-west gable and over the whole of the south-east gable, the south-east gable head being topped by an ornate cross. The roof is slated. The south-east end contains a single large window, similar to the side windows except that it contains five lights. The projection at the south-east end, which is a semi-octagon on plan, is provided with an entrance door on south-west and north-east, and a pointed two-light window facing south-east, but the doors are now permanently closed; it has four buttresses and a pierced parapet like that on the body of the church. The north-west end shows a two-light window, similar to those on the side walls on either side of the tower. The tower comprises three stages, defined by string-courses, and is intaken slightly at the top of the lowermost stage. Buttresses with crocketed finials are set obliquely at its corners. The lowermost stage contains three similar entrances; one in each face; each has a Tudor arch with a flat hood-mould above it and tracery in the spandrels. The second stage shows three two-light windows, similar to those in the west gable; and the third stage two pairs of louvered lancets, each with its own hood-mould and each flanked by slender nook-shafts. It contains a Mears bell of 1824. The uppermost part of the tower is decorated with an ogival headed arcade, rising from corbels, above which is a moulded eaves-course enriched at regular intervals with floral ornament. The finials surmounting the tower were removed in the 1970s following a severe gale, and the tower now has a flat top. The wall-head bore the same high, pierced parapet seen on the body of the church. The church is entered through a vestibule at the bottom of the tower, in which a geometric stair gives access to a gallery and to a small room, originally the session house. The seating faces a pulpit at the south-east end. A door to the right of the pulpit opens into the apsidal projection at the south-east end, which now serves as a vestry. A second door into it, on the left of the pulpit, has been blocked by an inserted organ. The horseshoe gallery, which is supported on iron columns and has a front decorated with arcading, runs along both sides and across the north-west end. It retains its original enclosed pews, while those on the ground floor, which have open ends, appear to be replacements. Renovations carried out in 1890, including the replacement of the roof and raising the ceiling thus exposing the collar beams. With the dissolution of Airth South Church in 1956 the Old Parish Church became the only church in the village. A meeting room was inserted at the NW end of the gallery in the 1980s.
Foundation stone laid 1910. Large, cruciform-plan church, built for the Established Church, correctly oriented, with single (S) aisle, transepts, and church halls to E. Decorated tracery. Asymmetrically places square plan entrance tower at NW, with tall lower stage, pointed entrance portal to N with square billet-moulding; open belfry stage with pair tall, shallow-arched openings with trefoil cusped tracery to each elevation, shaped crenellated parapet with crocketted pinnacle asymmetrically placed over NE angle. Steep pitched grey-slated roof with red ridge tiles, swept down low (bellcast) at S over S aisle. N (Ronaldshay Crescent) elevation: entrance tower, right, 2 windows of nave set back at centre, with curvilinear Dec tracery, sli, transept gable projecting to left, deep chancel set back behind subsidiary single-storey entrance, left. W gable: 2 2-light curvilinear windows at upper level divided by central buttress and canopied niche, square headed 2 lights below. E-facing windows of church halls replaced in unsympathetic fashion with aluminium framed windows. Interior: timber pointed barrel roofs to nave, chancel and transepts, joining as elaborate groin vault in front of pointed chancel arch, which has round billet moulding; polished ashlar octagonal shafts to nave arcades;single (S) aisle, with mono-pitched roof with latticed cross-braces. Window tracery; E chancel window Perp/Dec transitional tracery, with stained glass; transepts Flamboyant/Curvilinear, with clear leaded glass; 3-light cusped S aisle windows with stained glass, detached arcaded screens in front, free-standing shafts rising from sloping cills.
St Columba's church on Polmont Rd faces N down Dundas Rd. In the N gable is a large traceried window.
Romanesque. Nave orientated N-S, 3 arched windows S gable, 3 bay aisles with S gables set back, SW porch, 3 bay side chapels; apse to chancel and NW chapel, snecked rubble, ashlar dressings.
St Catherine's Church is in the Romanesque style with arched window and door heads composed of thin slabs of stone.
Erskine Church. Rebuilt 1815. Dated 1932 over door. 3 lancet windows with plain pattern stained glass. Rectangular plan. Pale grey painted render. 1743, rebuilt 1815. Dated 1932 over door. 3 lancet windows with plain pattern stained glass. Rectangular plan. Pale grey painted render.
Built in perpendicular style with Art Nouveau details. Cruciform plan. Built in pale snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. 3-stage tower at NE with entrance under square moulded head and hoodmould. Angle buttresses to 2nd stage supporting Art Nouveau pedestals attached to clasping buttresses of 3rd stage. Louvred belfry openings in 3rd stage. Battlemented parapet and green copper fleche. Octagonal stair tower rises above parapet with delicate Art Nouveau pedestals at each angle extending above concave, conical roof. Wide perpendicular traceried windows in gables. Interior. 4-bay nave with N gallery over vestibule, chamfered arcade and aisles merging into the transepts. Some contemporary stained glass. GRANGE TERRACE, ST ANDREWS PARISH CHURCH INCLUDING HALL AND BOUNDARY WALLS Group with Items: Description: J N Scott & A Lorne Campbell, 1905. Cruciform plan church and hall with perpendicular and Art Nouveau details and 3-stage tower with green copper spire. Squared and snecked bull-faced sandstone with ashlar dressings. Ashlar base course to entrance elevation, chamfered openings, hoodmoulds, buttresses. Half-timber detailing to hall. N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: to left, tower with entrance reached by flight of steps. Timber 2-leaf 6-panel vertical panelled door with upper panels with diamond leaded panes. Above, stepped hoodmould. Tower with octagonal stair turret with arrow slits rises above battlemented parapet. Bipartite window with stone mullion at 2nd stage, louvred belfry opening with stone mullion to 3rd stage. To right, advanced gable with central bipartite window with stone mullion at ground flanked by single light windows. Above, large pointed arch traceried window. E ELEVATION: to right, 4-bay section with advanced transept and recessed 2-bay section all with pointed arch openings and advanced tower with canted 4-light bay window at ground to outer right. To left, church hall with 2-leaf timber door entrance. To left, advanced gable with tripartite mullioned and transomed window with half-timbering at apex. To right, 2-bays, the outer one recessed with wallhead half-timber detail. Predominantly diamond leaded pane glazing. Graded grey slates. INTERIOR: 4-bay nave. Timber ceiling rising from stone corbels. Gallery to N with 1920 Sermon on the Mount stained glass by Oscar Paterson and timber entrance screen with leaded glass above. Pointed arch chancel with timber ceiling and dado height oak panelling and stained glass Ascension window by James H Leat of Oscar Paterson's studio, 1908. En suite oak communion table and lectern. To left, organ and WAR MEMORIAL to 1st and 2nd World Wars. Aisles to left and right with timber ceilings. Predominantly timber pews, some modern seating to S. BOUNDARY WALL: squared and snecked bull-faced sandstone with saddle-backed coping, stepped to E. Notes: Ecclesiastical building in use as such. A good example of the work of Scott & Campbell. One of a group of three churches in Bo'ness (Craigmailen UF and the Old Kirk - see separate listings) which are located on a linear axis though the upper part of the town and dominate the skyline with their distinctive spires and elevated position. Constructed as a replacement for the congregation's Links Road/Boundary Street church (see separate listing) which had become too costly to repair. Originally built as the United Free church. Mr Cadell of the Grange (also by Scott & Lorne Campbell) donated the land to build the church. Similar in style to the architects' competition winning red sandstone church St Stephen's in Comely Bank, Edinburgh (see separate listing). Arthur notes that the congregation wished to model their church on the 1901 Comely Bank example. The church opened on 6th January 1906 and cost £6400.
Cruciform plan, round headed windows. Small belfry over entry. There was a coat-of-arms and a flattened arch over the doorway, panel now in Falkirk Museum together with one of the small stained glass windows. Now demolished.
A hall-type church building with a stone facade facing south onto the main road. This was capped by a belfry, which was truncated c1988. Shortly thereafter the pews were removed and a vestry and a nursery were inserted into the south end, with storage space above. Double glazed units were added about the same time. A stained glass window in the north gable was added in 1969.
Medieval origin. Tower, originally central crossing tower, 15th century recast with large octagonal belfry stage having round arched key blocked openings and slated roof. Wm. Adam 1738-41; medieval church demolished and large rectangular church built on north side of tower James Gillespie Graham 1810-11; gothic, rubble-built, 1-window advanced single bays, simple Y-tracery, crenellated parapet and crow-stepped gables, burial vault at SE; interior of church renovated, G Deas Page 1878-1883; large late gothic south transeptal addition with portecochere driveway, snecked rubble, crenellated parapet and crowstepped gable, Sir R R Anderson 1892. Organ chamber on north side rebuilt 1969-70 replacing that of 1892. Two pairs of medieval effigies and 2 tomb slabs one mid 16th century one 1600. Church hall added to west in 1995.