Designating Duntocher Trinity Parish Church, Clydebank

Closed 5 Apr 2022

Opened 14 Mar 2022

Feedback updated 28 Apr 2022

We asked

From 15 March to 5 April 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate Duntocher Trinity Parish Church as a category B listed building. 

This building is a relatively early and architecturally distinctive example of a post-war church, designed and constructed soon after the war to replace the previous church on the site that was destroyed during the Clydebank Blitz of 1941. Duntocher Trinity Parish Church is traditional in plan form, but its design indicates strong Continental influences, such as its use of parabolic arches and its high-quality brick and concrete construction.  

Further details can be accessed on our Heritage Portal  

You said

We received three responses to consultation which raised no objections to the listing of the church. The response from West Dunbartonshire Council planning authority provided detailed information about the setting of the church and its relative special interest.  

We did

After considering the comments received during the consultation, we have now listed Duntocher Trinity Parish Church at category B.  We have made some changes as a result of the comments received. Our assessment and the listed building record have been amended to highlight the special interest of the setting of the church. 

The listed building record is available on our Heritage Portal and the final Report of Handling is also available. 

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed. 

Listing does not mean that Duntocher Trinity Parish Church should stay as it is forever, or even that it must always remain a church - many buildings can be repurposed for different uses. 

You can find out more about listing in our booklet, Scotland’s Listed Buildings or find out more on our website:  

Our website also has more detail about the Listed Building Consent (LBC) and Conservation Area Consent (CAC) processes, as well as information on how to apply. There is additional guidance in our Managing Change series of publications. 

Overview

We are proposing to list Duntocher Trinity Parish Church, Clydebank –  the first ‘blitzed’ church to be rebuilt in Scotland after the Second World War. The original Duntocher Parish Church (later known as Duntocher Trinity Parish Church) opened in 1836 and was destroyed in March 1941 during the Clydebank Blitz.

Duntocher Trinity Parish Church is a relatively early example of a post-war church for the established church in Scotland. It was designed by William Reid in 1949 and is his only known architectural commission.

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.

A red brick church with a dramatic doorway. Carved lettering above the entrance reads: ‘1830-1951 / CALL THY WALLS / SALVATION / AND THY GATES / PRAISE/ ISAIAH CHAP.60. VERSE 18’.

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 consultation guide or watch our designations video on YouTube.

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