A BID to demolish a historical church in the West End has been submitted to Glasgow City Council

Unknown developers have lodged planning applications to bulldoze the former Partick Baptist Church building and its surrounding walls. 

The Crow Road proposal - which was put forward last week - has been dubbed as “ridiculous” by local MSP Paul Sweeney.

He said: “The Partick Baptist Church was built by Andrew Black, his last project before his death in 1927. He was an influential teacher of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

“It is probably the last neo-perpendicular gothic church built in Glasgow. It remains in good condition.”

Architect Andrew Black started his apprenticeship at Wylie Hill & Co's Buchanan Street department store in 1877.

His career led him to become solely responsible for design within the company until 1892. 

Mr Black went on to gain a reputation as a talented draughtsman and is assured of his place in history for being the influential teacher of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Among the planning documents, developers have lodged no future plans for the site.