Designating St Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church, Port Glasgow

Closes 24 Jul 2024

Opened 3 Jul 2024


We are proposing to designate St Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church as a listed building.

The church was built in 1982-84 to replace an older church demolished to make way for a new road in Port Glasgow. It is part of a complex that includes an adjoining, asymmetrical interlinked arrangement of church hall, offices and rectory, set within landscaped grounds.

Designed by Frank Burnet, Bell and Partners, the church is of interest for its high quality interior design, with fixtures and fittings salvaged from its predecessor building, and as a little altered example of a church of the later modern period that retains all its original ancillary components and setting.

We are now gathering views on our proposal to list this building at category B. 

To help you respond to the following survey, please read why we think the St Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church meets the criteria for listing by downloading our Report of Handling. You can also download a copy of the proposed Listing Map.

How we designate listed buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest. A dedicated team researches and assesses all designation applications.

You can find out more about listed buildings in the Advice and Support section of the Historic Environment Scotland website, and read our Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019).

To merit listing, the structure must meet set listing criteria.

Find out about the listing process.

Why your views matter

We’d love to hear your thoughts and whether you agree with our proposal. You can do this by completing the short questionnaire below. We are also keen for any more information that you might have about the building/site, which will enhance our understanding of its significance and our record. 

This questionnaire usually takes 5-10 minutes to complete.

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our consultation guide or watch our designations video on YouTube.

For a version of this video in British Sign Language, please visit our Youtube channel.


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