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General Building News from the United Kingdom

General Building News from the United Kingdom 1902


The article is titled General Building News and it appears in the 26 April 1902 issue of The Builder, a weekly journal of architecture and building. The article reports on various building projects and events that took place in different parts of the United Kingdom during that week. Some of the main topics covered in the article are:

The article is intended to inform readers who are interested in vintage building news and developments across the country. It provides details on various aspects of construction, such as design, style, materials, cost, and contractors. It also gives some historical background and context for some of the buildings, such as their previous state or purpose.

General Construction Updates

Inchinnan Parish Church, Kenfrewshire

Inchinnan Parish Church, was re-opened tor public worship on the 12th inst. The renovation of the church is being carried out at, it is stated, a cost of between 15,000l. and 20,000l., Dr. Rowand Anderson, of Edinburgh, was entrusted with the work of carrying out the scheme. The portion of the building which was opened on the 12th inst. consists of a choir 22 ft. in length, a central tower 22 it. square internally, north and south transepts, and a vestry, with organ chamber above. The nave is to occupy the present site of the old church, and its reconstruction will be gone on with immediately. The central tower when completed will rise, including its open crown termination, to a height of 125 ft. The choir contains a five-light window in the gable, filled with stained glass, while there is also a two-light window in the south wall. Each of the transepts has also been fitted with three-light windows in the gables. Angle buttresses appear at all the corners. he ceilings of the choir and transepts are pointed in sections and divided into compartments by moulded ribs. The choir floor is laid with black and white marble, and the floors of the transepts with smaller squares of stone, filled in with oak block flooring. The walls are lined up to the height of 5 ft. from the floor with oak veneer.

Hall, United Free Church, Scotstoun, Renfrewshire

A new United Free Church Hall has been erected at Scotstoun. In view of the future erection of a church, the new hall is placed at the northern end of the site. The front gable faces the street, and has a large three-light window with traceried head lighting the end of the hall. The entrance porch is placed at the side, with a moulded doorway leading into an inner vestibule. Seating is provided for over 400 persons, and there is accessory accommodation in vestry, session- house, kitchen, &c. The total cost will be about 2,000l, The building has been erected from the designs of Mr. J. B. Wilson, Glasgow; the principal contractors being Messrs. W. Gordon & Co. for mason work, and Mr. Thos. Brown for wright work.

Caversham Road Church, Reading

The opening of Caversham Road Church, Reading, took place on the 9th inst. The building is Perpendicular in style, and built both externally and internally with red brick end gallery divided from the aisles by an arcading of stone columns: The pulpit, communion-table, and choir-stalls are in carved oak, with an organ, built by Messrs, Bishop & Son, detached from the pulpit. The architect was Mr. W.G. Lewton, of Reading. The total cost, including organ and electric lighting, is about 5,500l., for a church seated for 516 people.

Mission Church, Pentonville

A new mission-room has been erected at the rear of 90 and 91, White Lion-street, Pentonville. The new building, with its gymnasium crypt, has been designed by Mr. K. A. Briggs, of Norfolk Street, Straud. The walls externally are faced with red brick, the windows and doorways having dressings in bath stone.

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