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FORDYCE VILLAGE, CHURCH STREET, FORDYCE PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) AND ENCLOSING WALLSLB10636

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Fordyce
NGR
NJ 55406 63646
Coordinates
355406, 863646

Description

Dated 1804, renovated and re-cast, 1894. Substantial

rectangular church with 4-bay S elevation. Harled,

ashlar margins and dressings. Centre round-headed

and keystoned entrance with blocked imposts in E and W gables;

similarly detailed gallery window above and square loft

window in each gable. Regular round-headed keystoned

4-bay fenestration in long S elevation, no windows in N.

Multi-pane glazing. Late 19th century vestry window at

left of entrance.

Circa 1830 bellcote at E gable apex with anthemion angle

acroteria and shaped finial; ball finial at W; Banffshire

slate roof. 1702 bell.

INTERIOR: re-cast and diminished in size, 1894. 5-sided

gallery survives, but wall inserted to cut off W portion;

new wall fronted by large organ and by communion table; low

later 19th century octagonal pulpit stands near site of

original pulpit by S wall; plain pews; plank dado.

Various plain 19th century mural memorials.

ENCLOSING WALLS: coped rubble wall encloses church E and S;

pair flat arched entrances in E wall closed with double

leaf plank doors.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Church dated on

skewputts in E gable. Bellcote in style of circa 1830 and

probably designed by William Robertson of Elgin who worked

extensively for the Heritors, the Earls of Seafield.

1702 bell re-used from Old Church.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.188. George Hay,

THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES,

1560-1843 (1957), pp.116, 250.

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