Riverside Parish Church, Dumbarton

Riverside Parish Church, Dumbarton

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: High Street , Dumbarton , G82 1NB
Local Authority: West Dunbartonshire
Listing: A


Church Overview

Designed by John Brash and built in 1811, Dumbarton Riverside has a suite of 3 halls, 5 stained glass windows by Douglas McLundie, C E Stewart, W & J Keir, Stephen Adams & Thomson, William Morris and John Clark. Interesting gravestones include Rev James Oliphant, satirised by Robert Burns. There is a burial vault of Robert Napier known as “The father of Clyde shipbuilding”. Also a crusader grace slab. Garrison rows for seating officers and soldiers from Dumbarton Castle.


Services: 10.00 am or 11.30am alternating with Dumbarton West Kirk (check website since this varies)

Opening Arrangements

Open weekdays 9.30am-12.30pm

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC refreshments

Image Gallery

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Riverside Parish Church, Dumbarton


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