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Cumbernauld Old Parish Church

An ancient chapel in Cumbernauld Village which remains in use by the Church of Scotland, Cumbernauld Old Parish Church has its origins as a chapel founded here by the Comyn family c.1200. Abandoned at the time of the Reformation, it was rebuilt in 1650 and extended in 1659 by the addition of the North Aisle. At the end of the 18th C., as the congregation increased in size, the roof was raised to permit the insertion of an additional storey with galleries which were accessed by external stone stairs, which were capped with wooden porches in 1810. Further modernisation took place in 1931. Inside there is fine stained glass by Gordon Webster (1908-87) and there is a font dating from the 13th C., while the kirkyard contains some interesting gravestones dating back to 1625.


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