Listed Building

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NO 44564 80418
344564, 780418


1803, repaired and enlarged 1824. Small, 4-bay, rectangular-plan symmetrical gabled parish church with gothick windows and gablehead bellcote. Grey harl with sandstone ashlar quoin strips, and window and door margins. Principal elevation facing road (S) with 2 large Y-tracery windows (with timber mullions) to inner bays and timber-panelled entrance doors with pointed arch fanlights and quatrefoil lights above to outer bays. Small pointed-arch windows to each gable. Simple bellcote with pierced decoration, pointed finial and small bell to W gable; pointed stone finial to E gable.

Small-pane glazing in timber windows. Ashlar-coped skews. Graded grey Scottish slate with stone ridge tiles.

INTERIOR: little-altered interior with fine timber fixtures and fittings. Pulpit at E end with steps up each side and ogee-hooded sounding board. Panelled gallery at W end supported on 2 timber columns. Pews and carved communion table. Cast-iron stove with fender. Tongue and groove panelling to dado. Marble memorial to the Reverend David Inglis on N wall. Timber stair to small session room from entrance lobby.

CHURCHYARD: roughly rectangular churchyard enclosed by random rubble boundary wall. Gravestones mainly late 19th century with a few earlier.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The churchyard was formerly listed separately.

A picturesque and little-altered church occupying a prominent position by the road into Lochlee. It was built to replace an earlier church, the ruins of which stand at the E end of Loch Lee. The graveyard at the older church continued to be used by some families after this church had been opened, which is why there are so few early 19th century gravestones in this churchyard. According to Alexander Warden, this church was built from stone taken from the outbuildings of Invermark Castle. The symmetrical front elevation of the church is fairly typical for a small church of this date, and the gothick detailing was fashionable at the time.



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, volume X, p196 (1833). Shown on 1st edition OS map (1862). A J Warden, ANGUS OR FORFARSHIRE Volume IV (1884), p221 and p225.


About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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