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URRAY (WEST) PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND) AND BURIAL GROUND.LB14023

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urray
NGR
NH 50890 52473
Coordinates
250890, 852473

Description

1780, vestry added 1833; repairs etc, Ross and Joass, 1862;

alterations, Ian Lindsay, circa 1938. Rectangular church,

pinned random rubble, ashlar dressings. Pair long round-headed

keystoned windows with blocked imposts and multi-pane glazing;

similar later window in outer east bay in place of former door;

wide corniced and chamfered entrance in outer west bay with

small round-headed window above. Projecting centre Minister's

porch (vestry) with small window. Single windows in ground and

gallery level of each gable, and 3 in north elevation, that in

outer NW bay being later insertion. All windows similarly

detailed; stained glass in that in ground floor, east gable.

Blind occulus in each gable apex.

Long and short quoins; deep moulded eaves cornice north and

south elevations returning briefly at corners. Small birdcage

bellcote with ball finials at outer angles of plinth and apex

of dome; apex ball finial at east. Slate roof; stone ridge.

Interior; re-cast; simple panelled gallery at west end;

painted panelled pulpit.

Burial ground; rubble walls with crenellated cope; pair

gate piers, possibly Ross and Joass, 1862. Pair panelled

ashlar monolith piers with shaped caps; pair spearhead

detailed cast-iron carriage gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such. Minister's room in

south elevation now serves as boiler room. Earlier church

sited in present Old Urray Burial Ground. Stones from that

building incorporated in 1780 church. Church reseated, circa

1925.

Memorial to Misses Douglas communion table and baptismal

bracket all designed by Ian G Lindsay (Information by courtesy

of Minister of Urray Parish). Pre-reformation church bell

(cracked) in porch.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vii, (1793) p.252. Scottish Record

Office, CH2/92/9, 12 April, 1 May, 16 Oct, 1833. FASTI

ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE, ix, p.664. George Hay THE ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTTISH POST REFORMATION CHURCHES (1957) pp.272-3.

INVERNESS ADVERTISER, September 16, 1862. Advertisement for

tenders.

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