Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NJ 6970 4992
369700, 849920


Dated 1692. Curtain wall remains of former church, within later graveyard walls with gatepiers and gates. Rubble with ashlar coping.

CHURCH: small; orientated E-W, rectangular plan. Random rubble walls with galleting, formerly harled with Turriff sandstone dressings. Coped later when roof removed. Door to W, later memorial built against S wall (see below). Dated dedication plaque inside (see notes), (wall cupboard) with moulded architraves.

GRAVEYARD: probably enclosed in 18th century, with ashlar coped rubble walls. Gatepiers to N with stepped caps, ball and eagle finials, wrought-iron gates. Some later 17th century and 18th century gravestones and table-tombstones. 1826 memorial to James George of Crovie against S wall of Church; engaged composite columns with frieze and entablature, enclosing memorial panel.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building, no longer in use as such. Inscription on S wall reads: "This church was re-edified by George Ogilvy, Master of Banff 1692". Forglen Parish was created in the mid-17th century from annexations of Alvah and Marnoch. The former Manse to the N is listed separately. This Church was replaced in 1806 by a new building on high ground to the N; this later church has undergone residential conversion

and is no longer worthy of listing.



OSA, 1792, p531. OS Map, Banffshire, 1871-4.

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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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