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St Ninian's Church, Pollokshields, Glasgow

The category B listed Church, designed by David Thomson on a prominent corner of Pollokshaws Road in Gothic style built in 1873. The interior of the church has details and features of very high quality including chancel murals, stone reredos, and several stained glass windows by named artists.

The church on the corner of Albert Drive is wrapped on two sides by the Glasgow Tramway which is now the headquarters and studios for Scottish Ballet. During adjacent construction works, St Ninian’s experienced some severe structural cracking to the west end of the church, damaging the masonry, plasterwork, west window tracery and the 5 light and rose West window stained glass, which is the only work in Scotland of one of the leading late Victorian studios, Heaton Butler and Bayne.

Conservation repairs were carried out with partial stone indenting, stitching of cracks, pointing and stabilisation repairs of tracery, and workshop repairs of two main elements of the stained glass.

Client: St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church