Designating Boghall Parish Church, Boghall

Closed 10 May 2022

Opened 12 Apr 2022

Overview

We are proposing to list Boghall Parish Church, near Bathgate – an innovative and striking Modernist church with an unusual saddle-shaped roof. It was built 1963-65 to serve the new local authority housing development of Boghall, near Bathgate.

Boghall Parish Church is a notable example of a post-war church that used modern materials, technology and experimental plans to create bold new forms that redefined church design for the established church.

The bold, saddle-shaped roof is an innovative feature, and surviving examples of this type of roof are very rare in Scotland, or the UK. The church was designed by Wheeler and Sproson, who were one of the leading architectural firms in Scotland during the second-half of the 20th century.

We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this historic building in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest. Find out more about listed buildings.

Members of the public are encouraged to send in their views and comments. Email your comments about this case or contact us via the Heritage Portal

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our guide and the video below.

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