Our Lady of the Assumption and St Meddan Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church o' Our Lady of the Assumption and St Meddan

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. [1] 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. [2]

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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  1. Patrick Nuttgens, "Reginald Fairlie, 1883–1952: a Scottish architect", Oliver and Boyd, 1959
  2. https://scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk/church/our-lady-of-the-assumption-st-meddan-troon/