Our Lady of the Assumption and St Meddan Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Assumption and St Meddan is a Catholic church in the Ayrshire toun o' Troon.It was biggit bi architect Reginald Fairlie in 1911. The buildin o it wis funded by a bequest fae John Patrick Crichton Stuart 3rd Marquess of Bute. It is Category A listed.
The Church o Our Lady of the Assumption an St Meddan is considered yin o the best wirks o Fairlie an tae be yin o the maist important buildings o late Neo-Gothic in Scotland.  The church wis considert by the architect an biographer Patrick Nuttgens as yin o Fairlie's best buildings.
The church building is locaited at the intersection o St Meddans Street an Cessnock Road. 
The masonry consists o coarse tae irregular blocks o carved cream-coloured an embossed sandstane. At the northwest-exposed front rises a squat-looking three-storey toor. This haes an elongated flair plan a occupies a'maist the entire width o the nave. The central entrance doorway is designed wi a round arch wi profiled soffit. Aboon is a tracery o four slender arched windaes. Buttresses divide the five arches wide, side facades. The apse oan the southeast side is semi-octogonal. The building has a slated gable roof. Across the chancel arch is a roodbeam, a crucifx flanked by the figures o Mary an St John, an unusual feature in a church in Scotland.
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- Patrick Nuttgens, "Reginald Fairlie, 1883–1952: a Scottish architect", Oliver and Boyd, 1959