St Meddan's Parish Church, Troon, South Ayrshire

Named as one of the nations top ten treasured places by a vote run by RCAHMS in 2007
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Colour photograph, 2004
Survey by RCAHMS

Designed by John Bennie Wilson (1848-1923), an architect responsible for a variety of religious buildings across Scotland, St Meddan’s Church was officially opened in July 1889. Built in the Gothic style from Mauchline stone, the spire is the tallest structure in Troon and is a prominent landmark.  It houses a clock from Glasgow University’s Old College, dating from 1751. 

Recording a building often includes both interior and exterior photography, as well as details of particularly significant features, such as this window.  A memorial to Provost James Gillies, it illustrates the Biblical story of Jarius’ daughter being resurrected from the dead by Jesus.