Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Liff And Benvie
NO 34159 34448
334159, 734448


Dated 1843. Broad rectangular-plan, 4-bay church. Rubble, stugged and margined dressings, slate roof. Round-headed windows with droved and chamfered margins; coped skews with skewblocks; corniced birdcage bellcote with bell to N gable, block finial to S gable, ridge ventilator; corniced wallhead stacks to W elevation.

S GABLE: modern square-headed door to centre, gabled canopy porch, window to left, chamfered and louvred aperture to roof space.

E ELEVATION: 4 windows, round-headed chamfered and louvred aperture to roof space.

W ELEVATION: 2 windows off centre left, advanced bay with swept roof to right, advanced bay with pentice-roof to left, door to far left.

INTERIOR: roof and gallery appear boxed-in, cast-iron columns remaining; memorials to Rev W R Moncur, 1st minister, and Rev John Kennedy on E wall.

N GABLE: 2 tall windows, round-headed.

GATEPIER AND BOUNDARY WALLS: pyramidal-capped stugged ashlar gatepier to N, round-headed gatepost, coped rubble walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. This church was built as Liff Free Church in the year of the Disruption, 1843. Muirhead united with Lundie in 1953. Although of modest architectural quality, the church is listed particularly because it dates from 1843. Part of a B group with Lundie and Muirhead War Memorial, The Old School House 147 Coupar Angus Road, Muirhead School (Original Building) and Muirhead School (Later Building).



Arthur B Dalgetty, THE CHURCH AND PARISH OF LIFF (1940), p41.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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