CHURCH Building In Partick Can Be Knocked Down

13 October, 2021 | Listed / Historic Buildings, Churches

GLASGOW City Council has approved a building warrant application allowing demolition of the former Partick Baptist Church premises.

The building in Crow Road, which dates from the 1920s, is not listed or within a conservation area so no planning permission or formal notification procedures were required.

Partick Baptist Church closed down some years ago but, prior to the covid pandemic, the premises had been in use as the West End campus of Queen’s Park Baptist Church.

The church has said its lease arrangement came to an end during lockdown.

The building is owned by the Baptist Union of Scotland. No indication was given in the building warrant application regarding plans for the site or when demolition might take place.

Local MSP Paul Sweeney has described any plans for demolition as “ridiculous”.

He added: “The Partick Baptist Church was built by Andrew Black, his last project before his death in 1927. He was an influential teacher of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

“It is probably the last neo-perpendicular gothic church built in Glasgow.”

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