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ST Luke's Bothwell

 

Designed by colonial architect, John Lee Archer but not entirely accepted by Governor Arthur who insisted that the pointed style and gothic window be included.   

Much of the materials were prepared at Bothwell for example

500 bushels of lime which was quarried and burned on the property of John Thompson, forty loads of sand were to be brought along with 3,000 shingles and 120 loads of stone which came from the quarries on the outskirts of the township. 

The foundation stone was laid by Alexander Reid of “Ratho” on 24th May 1830.  The Church, dedicated to St. Luke is enhanced by two Celtic symbols, male and female, set on either side of the doorway, representing fertility. There sculptures were the work of Daniel Herbert who left many examples of his work in Bothwell.   He is also responsible for the icons decorating the Ross Bridge. 

St. Luke’s was opened for service in 1831,  the Reverend Dr.Drought, resident clergyman of Green Ponds and Reverend James Garrett sharing the service. 

The clock in the tower was a gift from Dennistoun Wood, and the bell bears the inscription T. Meares, London 1828 and the entrance gates were the gift of George Nicholas of “Nant”. 

St. Luke’s has now become the Uniting Church in Bothwell.

 

 

 

 

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