Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun, Glasgow (Gillespie, Kidd and Coia)

Scope and Content

Job files, images and drawings related to project.

Administrative / Biographical History

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun took just under two years to construct. It seats 560 and contains high and side altars, a baptistry, confessionals and priests' and boys sacristies. The shape of the church was derived from the need to utilise the entire buildable area of the site available between a steep bank at the rear, the building line at the front and the existing side boundary walls. Due to site levels the main entrance is at a lower level than the body of the church, which is reached by a flight of broad shallow steps revealing the space of the church gradually.

The altars, altar rails and font are granite, the cross is teak with a copper covered figure matching the stations of the cross and carved figures in the baptistry.


The material has been arranged using original Gillespie Kidd and Coia project reference codes.

Access Information

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.


Catalogued by Tracy Wilkinson, GKC Project Archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Application for permission to quote should be sent to the Glasgow School of Art Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.