||Commissioned in 1896 by the Free Church|
||Charles Rennie Mackintosh|
Source: U. of Glasgow: "M125 Queen's Cross Church" (online April 2017)
|Exterior style:||Gothic Revival
|Interior style:||Arts & Crafts
|2017 current use:
||Headquarters of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society|
only church in the world designed by Scottish architect, designer and
artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
of Glasgow: "M125 Queen's Cross Church" (online April 2017)
Gothic Revival features: Tower with belfry and parapet ... Shallow twin-gabled transept ... Three pointed Gothic windows and door with compound arch ... Vertical pier buttresses
Louvered belfry ... Stringcourse ... Upper section at left is a stair turret ...
"Mackintosh's perspective drawing shows carved figures at the angles of the tower's stair turret and a panel of ornament above the louvered belfry opening. Unworked blocks of stone at these points confirm that decoration was planned but not carried out."- U. of Glasgow: "M125 Queen's Cross Church" (online April 2017)
Shallow twin-gabled transept
Hoodmolds and tracery on shallow twin-gabled transept leaded windows ... Vertical pier buttresses
Segmental arch ... Vertical pier buttresses
Gallery at left ... Chanel with communion table in center ... Stone quoins around the chancel arch
Blue heart window
Wooden slightly pointed ceiling ... Two of four steel tie rods ...
"At Queen's Cross the riveted steel is exposed, but the drawings approved by the Dean of Guild show the beams clad in timber, as Shaw had done. It is not clear if Mackintosh omitted the timber to save money, or because he preferred the 'honest' look of unadorned structure."- U. of Glasgow: "M125 Queen's Cross Church" (online April 2017)
Oak pulpit ... Detail below:
"... the oak pulpit, each facet of its curved front carved with bird and leaf (or tree) motifs." - - U. of Glasgow: "M125 Queen's Cross Church" (online April 2017)
Canopied niche originally containing a basin for washing sacred vessels, often found near the altar in a medieval church ...
Note Mackintosh-designed chair at left (detailed below:)
Stone quoins flank the upper windows ... Gallery
Leaded glass windows ... Gibbs surround
View towards entrance from altar
Ceiling below organ loft ... Detail below: