Roystonhill Spire

176 Roystonhill, Glasgow, G21 2LN
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19 September 2021

19 September 2021 (10-2) Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Roystonhill Spire is
the only remaining part of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church (built 1866) which
featured glass by Cottier and Morris, and sculptures by Mossman. The church
was demolished in 1997 but the Morris stained glass windows were preserved and
are now in the Burrell collection. The landmark Spire was saved by a
determined community campaign, and was restored in 2001. It is now the
centrepiece of a park. Historical interpretation panels were installed in
2020, which display rare images of the stained glass – and mosaics, to be
installed in 2021, were created by the community on local history themes. The
Spire Park was designed by MB Landscape Architects for Rosemount Development
Trust. Planting includes native and heritage species, and the design outlines
the footprint of the former church building. Next door at 174 Roystonhill is
the former church hall – now the Roystonhill Community Hub - opened in 2019,
and designed by MAST Architects for Spire View Housing Association.
Roystonhill is one of the highest hills in the city and the park has good
views across the city to the south. Information panels describe architectural
features nearby, and QR codes link to further information and an audio tour.
No booking required! Facilities Disabled Access Disabled WC WC Refreshments
Key Information

176 Roystonhill, Glasgow, G21 2LN

55.868181, -4.2265002