The Churches of Britain and Ireland

Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire

Alexandria on Wikipedia.

Much interesting information on Alexandria's churches here.


The site of Alexandria United Free Church on Upper Bridge Street. Note that the gateposts, and perhaps the low wall, survived the demolition (compare with a photo of the church, available here). NS 3893 7979. Jim Parker (2014).

A Free Church once stood on Bank Street at NS 3919 8006. It pre-dated a map of 1864. The car park on its site today was seen by Streetview in 2021. The same map shows another Free Church standing on Kirk (now Church) Street across the road from the Old Parish Church, at NS 3915 7990. It had evidently closed by the time of the 25" map of 1898. Its site was seen by Streetview in 20023.

The Old Parish Church (CoS, 1840) on Main Street. Another view. The church closed in 1994. NS 3911 7995. For the complicated history of this church, see here. Both Martin Richter (2013). Grade B listed.

Methodist Church on Albert Street. This source says it was originally Wesleyan. It pre-dates a map of 1898. NS 3909 7975. Jim Parker (2014). Link, which says the church had its final service in 2015.

Our Lady and St. Mark (R.C.) on Ferry Loan. NS 3943 8010. Jim Parker (2014). Link. An earlier R.C. Church is shown on old maps on the south side of North Street at NS 3916 8036. Its site is roughly defined by a block from the pavement in front of the small tree and the low wall behind it in this 2011 Streetview.

An otherwise unidentified place of worship is shown on the 1" map of 1959 just to the east of the B857 and between Govan Drive and Argyll Estate, at NS 3879 8094. The source given at the head of this page identifies it as St. Andrew, a tin tabernacle. It's site is now the car park behind Dempseys pub, seen here in a Streetview from 2020.

St. Mungo's Episcopal Church on Mains Street. Another view. NS 3893 7956. Both Jim Parker (2014). Link.

Vale of Leven Baptist Church on Bridge Street. NS 3934 7982. Jim Parker (2014). Link. Grade C(S) listed.

 

 

 

  

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