Listed Building

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KILFINAN PARISH CHURCHLB12079

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1971
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Kilfinan
NGR
NR 93432 78892
Coordinates
193432, 678892

Description

Main fabric probably medieval (?13th century) but altered, eg in 1759, present arrangment by John Honeyman, 1882. Parish church, now harled and with exposed dressings all comparatively modern. East-west

orientation and plan form suggest medieval origin.

Crow-stepped 1633 (dated) Lamont family aisle on north flank (now sealed off from church) has rubble- built gable forestair, loft door now a window; iron- gated west-facing entrance to burial vault, some stones within bearing interlace ornament. Gothic hood-moulded pointed doorway in east gable with pair inset shafts and cusped oculus over, with dog-tooth all by Honeyman; other openings re-ordered, mainly single light/bipartite windows with chamfered jambs, pointed heads added also probably by Honeyman; plain door and gallery level window in west gable below bird-cage apex belfrey.

17th century sundial set in south east angle. Straight skews; slate roofs. Interior also by Honeyman.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Harling prevents fuller analysis of fabric.

Scheduled Area 23 December 2004. SAM 265.

References

Bibliography

RCAHM INVENTORY (Argyll 7) forthcoming 1990, for full account. OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT pp.248-9

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT pp.369-70.

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