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TP12637 - West Church Spire
 
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Grid reference :
Condition :
Good Good condition
OSGB36 Station :
NO02/INT16
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP12637
County :
Tayside Region
Nearest town :
PERTH

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
West Ch SpNO02/INT16NO02I016312082.86723571.420.0003SPIRE01/06/195100

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There are 9 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 9976th with 127 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.18/10 (from 17 logged visits)
Was First logged: 22nd Sep 2001
Was Last logged: 1st Jan 2017

Of the 17 logged visits,
4 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 4m
2 were exact

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Selection of photos for this Intersected Station.

West Church Spire
By CJO

By pkbathrooms

By pkbathrooms

By pkbathrooms
St Matthew's Church Spire
By FionaCH
See 4 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 1st Jan 2017  10:45  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Church with pointy spire by river


Good condition 10th May 2016  13:15  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

tgoc2016


Good condition 16th Apr 2016  16:23  by CJO

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Matthews. In process of restoration.

West Church Spire


Good condition 16th Apr 2016  16:08  by tigger4242

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Church


Good condition 15th Apr 2016  12:18  by pkbathrooms

Gridref: NO 12082 23571   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

spire under refurbishment at the moment. Construction materials: Stone (sandstone) - Used for walls; Slate - Used for roof; St Matthews Church (formerly West Church - Free Church, then United Free) was derived from four local churches in 1965. The former Wilson Church, built in 1740, West Church (1843), Middle Church (1843) and Bridgend Church (1894) were united in one church, which became St Matthews. The former West Church was used as the building. WILSON CHURCH - In 1740 a new church, called the Assoiciated Synod, was opened. It was later called the United Secession Church. From 1847, following a union with another seceding church, it was known as the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The Rev Wilson first started worshipping with his congregation in 1740 - in Grover's Yard near Fair Maid's House, then in November they moved into a new church. It was the first to be built in Scotland by a congregation. The site is now the roadway of Scott Street. A new church was opened in 1896. After the Reformation the Parish Kirk of Perth was divided into three different congregations; - East, Middle and West. The FREE WEST CHURCH worshipped for a short time as the Independent Chapel. In October 1843 it moved into a new church on the site of Glover's Yard. On 23 November 1871, a new church in Tay Street (St Matthews) was opened for worship. The Free Middle Church worshipped for over 40 years in a church in Carpenter Street, and then moved into a new church on 17 November 1887. BRIDGEND CHURCH was built in 1894. The United Presbyterian Presbytery of Perth built a new church in Main Street, Bridgend. The building in Tay Street that became St Matthews was designed by John Honeyman and built between 1869 and 1871. It is Victorian Gothic in style, and a Session room was added in 1872. A Mission Hall was built in 1880 and a further large hall was added in 1896, when the re-decorated church was opened. In 1968 a new vestry, two committee rooms, a kitchen and toilets were built and installed. The interior features an organ (1896) by J. West Walker, which was rebuilt in 1974. The original fixtures and fittings, including the oak Communion table, chairs, choir stalls, baptismal font and cross survives. There is a stained glass window at the west end and there are also First and Second World War memorials. Researched and written by J. Dowling, 2004.






Good condition 9th Nov 2015  13:15  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

It's still there.


Good condition 5th Nov 2015  12:40  by tummelv

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Spotted this one whilst geocaching


Good condition 23rd Aug 2015  07:45  by jonglew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Matthew's Church, Category B listed building, 1871. Flying visit en-route to bag Moncreiffe Island.


Good condition 27th Jul 2015  20:11  by SlainteJimmy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Really tall spire by the riverside.

West Church Spire ..need a wider lens!


Good condition 20th Apr 2015  13:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

St Matthew's Church (formerly Free West Church) has an elegant 212ft tower and slender stone spire, in what is a fine Gothic Revival building of 1871. Disappointed that it was locked, but this does seem to be the way of things with Scottish churches.


Good condition 11th Apr 2015  09:25  by trigging on an island

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

All appears to be well with this intersected station.


Good condition 6th Feb 2015  11:31  by FionaCH

Gridref: NO 12078 23570   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

St Matthew's Church Spire


Good condition 25th May 2014  13:10  by Particle

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10


Not Logged 19th Apr 2014  10:42  by treemen&adog

Gridref: NO 12087 23582   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Good condition 5th Oct 2013  17:40  by Triggers

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

stopped off in perth en route to highlands


Good condition 5th Jul 2013  22:10  by peregrinus

Gridref: NO 12082 23571   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2001  23:00  by perth pathfinders

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 10/10

A great spot, I believe a bird of prey lives in the spire but have never seen the bird.



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