Listed Building

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MANISH FREE CHURCHLB12754

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
08/11/1991
Local Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Planning Authority
Na h-Eileanan Siar
Parish
Harris
NGR
NG 10163 89171
Coordinates
110163, 889171

Description

1853 church with manse alongside (listed seperately) established

in great measure through the efforts of Iain Godha (John Morison), bard and evangelist. All harled; slate roofs.

CHURCH: unusual double-pile design with M-shaped roof. Flat-

lintelled single windows, sash and case, with horizontal glazing

pattern; 3-bay east entrance front with pointed Gothic openings,

doorway in shallow advanced gable, blind outer windows. Low gabled vestry outshot on west flank (ie behind pulpit); also modern lavatory addition. Inside, cast-iron columns support valley roof; v-lining to ceiling, dados and behind pulpit; plain timber panels to pulpit and to precentor's box. Iain Godha was a blacksmith to trade, and he is believed to have contributed to the building of the church, eg by provision of ironwork such as hinges in pulpit, etc.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Design compares with that of Plockton Free Church.

References

Bibliography

Information from the Rev Mr Smith.

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