Oakshaw Trinity Church, Paisley, Scotland
Friday, January 29, 2010
Today's Blog Theme: This morning, I visited Paisley and took photographs (above) of a church which always intrigued me, namely the Oakshaw Trinity Church which sits on a high location and is home to the combined Church of Scotland and United Reformed Church.
The building dates from the 18th century. Here are some key pieces of information:
- Both church and tower designed by Baillie John White. Former completed 1754 and latter 1767-1770.
- Unusually, the tower was built by the town council under whose ownership it remains to this day.
- Tower is 161 feet ( 49M) high.
- The building was refurbished 1876-77 and again in 1994. Inside is the largest ecclesiastical ceiling of its type in Europe.
Glasgow Weather: Commenced with a snow/sleet shower this morning but thereafter brightened up. Cold with clear sky for rest of the day.
Ancestry Research: Following visit to Paisley Abbey, I have posted to my GlasgowAncestry blog a listing of Boer War military casualties obtained from a plaque in the Abbey entrance.
Scotland Tours: Various admin main matters. Responded to enquiry from South America for a Scotland castles tour.
posted by Catswhiskers @ 9:01 AM