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1893 Dundas United Presbyterian Church 1900
1900 Dundas United Free Church 1929
Dundas Church of Scotland
2006 Abbotsgrange Parish Church
1894: New church designed by John James Burnett of Burnett, Son and Campbell, architects, Glasgow, in the Transitional Gothic style. It is dominated by a square tower with slated roof and parapet wall which occupies the north end of the building fronting Bo’ness Road. A gallery and bell chamber are contained in the tower, at the base of which is situated the main entrance which takes the form of a picturesque wooden porch-way approached by a flight of steps. The hall forms an offshoot from the church and is separated from it by large folding doors. At the west end of the hall is the vestry and session house which are connected to the church by a cloister. Cloister, hall and porch-way thus form a pleasing courtyard garden. The walls of the church are of common rubble, plastered inside with a wooden dado 5ft high and dressed stone piers, arcade arches and window heads; the whole enclosed in an open timber roof. The chancel at the south end of the church with its three-light window, provides accommodation for the choir, a pulpit on the east, baptismal font on the west, and communion table in centre. The church is 90ft long and 50ft wide, the nave being 24ft and the aisle 20ft. Room was left for another aisle if required. Total estimated cost £2,750 rose to c£4,000.
2006, June: Congregation united with Kerse Church to become Abbotsgrange Parish Church and church building taken over by a funeral undertaker.
Cast by John C. Wilson, Glasgow.
1894: Designed for 500, of which 76 were in the gallery and a further 150 in the hall.
See separate entry for stained glass.
MINISTERS OF DUNDAS CHURCH
|May 1893||Sanderson, John||1902|
|1903||Blair, Robert Leighton Thomas||1922|
|Nov 1922||MacMillan, Robert||Sep 1928|
|Nov 1928||Patterson, Daniel||Mar 1934|
|Sep 1934||Simpson, Ironside||Nov 1938|
|Apr 1939||Mitchell, James Connor||Dec 1944|
|Sep 1945||MacLeod, Allan MacInnes||1947|
|Apr 1948||Old, Allan MacArthur||Dec 1951|
|Sep 1952||Patterson, Alexander Hutton||Oct 1968|
|Sep 1969||Blair, Douglas Black|
G.B. Bailey (2019)