Lowson Memorial Parish Church - Forfar, Angus.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 38.800 W 002° 52.434
30V E 507732 N 6278062
Quick Description: Squat spire on a tower at the eastern end of the town of Forfar in Scotland.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/20/2017 3:48:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMV42Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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Long Description:

This church is named after John Lowson, a linen manufacturer and one time provost of the burgh, who came up with the suggestion for a parish church at the east end of the town. A sum of £10,000 was put up and work began in 1912

It was designed by A. Marshall Mackenzie of Aberdeen in a late Scots Gothic style. It is cruciform in plan, with the tower at the crossing. Above it sits the spire, which is octagonal in ashlar stone, with dormer louvred openings and smaller decorative openings towards the tip. A weathervane sits on top and a smaller spire is situated at the north-east corner of the tower.

Today, with the demolition of all of the factory chimneys in the town over the years, this spire is now the second highest structure in the town after the steeple of the Old Parish Church in the town centre.

Location of the Steeple:
Lowson Memorial Parish Church
1 Jamieson Street
Forfar, Angus Scotland
DD8 2HY


Approximate Date of Construction: 5/14/1914

Website: [Web Link]

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