Sunday, 19 October 2014

Lyle Kirk, Greenock

This is Lyle Kirk, Union Street in Greenock.  It was built in 1871 by architect John Starforth (1822-1898).



At that time it was called Trinity United Presbyterian Church, one of many which lined Greenock's Union Street in those days.  It became Ardgowan Parish Church following an amalgamation with another church and is now part of Greenock's Lyle Kirk.


I love the incredibly detailed carving in the tympanum - wonderful!


A beautiful building.


Joining with InSPIRED Sunday - come on over and see many other beautiful churches from all over the world.


The Greenockian

16 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, what a beautiful architecture.
    I am delighted with it.
    Your pictures are great.
    Thank you for visiting.

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  2. I love this architecture! Thank you so much for sharing such amazing shots of this place.

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  3. The detail is amazing. Very impressive. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. wow, an amazing building and church and so old. Thaks for sharing.

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  5. It's really stunning! Thanks for sharing it!

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  6. Magnificent cravings. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh this is such a beauty of a church. Love all the detail and you captured some wonderful shots. Thanks for visiting me...

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  8. That is a beautiful looking church

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  9. Beautiful detail on a lovely church.

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  10. Yes, that carving is very special indeed. And now I have a new word to use in any future posts - tympanum - thank you (I thought it was some kind of drum..!).

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  11. It is a very unusual church with amazing detail. That level of workmanship seems to be missing in today's building.

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  12. such a fan. luv those details!!! ( :

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I must visit your corner of the world someday.

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