Johnstone High Parish Church

Johnstone High Parish Church is a long-established congregation of the Church of Scotland.

Johnstone High Parish Church was designed by Paisley architect William Lamb, and was built in the year 1792 on land which was donated by George Ludovic Houston Esq, Laird of Johnstone.

The walls are 3 feet thick, and were originally harled with Scots lime and coarse sand on the outside. On the right hand side of the North door, you will find the shape of a fish cut into the stone. As late as 1875, it is believed there was still an earthen floor, with some of the pews floored in wood.

The spire was not part of the original building, being added – following plans from the original architect – in 1823, with the Session House the following year.

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