Ramshorn Kirk Glasgow Photo, Architect, Location, Date, Image, Scotland, Address
Ramshorn Kirk Glasgow
St David’s Kirk : Merchant City Church – Historic Scottish Building at 98 Ingram Street, Merchant City
post updated 21 December 2021
St David’s Kirk is also known as the Ramshorn Kirk
Title: Ramshorn Kirk
Date built: 1824-26
Address: Ramshorn Kirk, 98 Ingram Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Architect: Thomas Rickman
The Ramshorn is a former church building located on Ingram Street in the Merchant City area.
It is home to SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages and the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools (CISS), both centres within the University of Strathclyde. The building is owned by the University, which bought the church in 1983 and used it as a theatre and performance space from 1992 until 2011.
The former church building sits within the Ramshorn Cemetery, one of Glasgow’s oldest burial grounds. The Ramshorn was originally built as St David’s Parish Church in 1824, replacing a church that had stood on the site since 1720.
Now a category A listed building, it was designed by English architect Thomas Rickman in the Gothic Revival style. This was the only Scottish church he designed.
Many of the stained-glass windows in the building are the work of W and J J Kier of Glasgow. They depict stories from the Old and New Testament.
Merchant City church at 98 Ingram St by Thomas Rickman:
Merchant City Architecture
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Tron Kirk by James Adam in 1793
photo © Adrian Welch
Tolbooth Steeple, Mercat Cross & Mercat Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasgow Cross – Merchant Building
image from Gholami Baines Architects
Major Strathclyde Building Designs – selection:
Historic Glasgow : best buildings of the past
Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:
New Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium
image courtesy of Rangers FC
Blue Sky Lounge at Ibrox Stadium
University of Glasgow ARC
photo courtesy of UoG
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre
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