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(OLD) PETTY PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, MAUSOLEUM, BURIAL, GROUND AND WATCH-HOUSELB14931

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Petty
NGR
NH 73871 49886
Coordinates
273871, 849886

Description

1839, style of William Robertson, Elgin. Large T-plan

church, with small burial mausoleum (Circa 1686) at E gable.

All red rubble with similar tooled ashlar dressings; harled

mausoleum with ashlar dressings.

4 long symmetrical square-headed, hoodmoulded windows to S

elevation of church, with square-headed, also hoodmoulded,

entrances in outer bays. Similar window and door in west

elevation of rear T-wing, with further window in east of

T-wing. Considerably larger, but similar, window lights

West gable of church; all these large windows have moulded

wooden transoms and mullions and multi-pane glazing. Small

16-pane gallery windows in north and east gables, similar

windows light rear of church.

Truncated corbelled octagonal bellcote at west gable apex;

partially damaged cross finials at East and North apices.

Accentuated skewputts; slate roofs. Mausoleum: circa 1686,

small and low L-plan with narrow 3-bay front, comprising

centre pointed-headed door with flanking similarly arched

windows with simple Y-tracery. Mural monument in form of

Venetian window with blind or defaced panels, moulded

cornices to side lights, dated 1742 and initialled LM and AD.

Moulded eaves cornice; piended slate roof. Pair cast-iron

cats bearing banners standing on stone plinths flank

entrance. Burial ground: walled burial ground surrounds

church, falling away down terraced slope to south. Coped

rubble walls with pair square tooled rubble gate piers with

square caps approached flight steps (former principal

entrance, now enclosed by further burial ground extension).

Watch-house: dated 1825. Rectangular rubble watch-house

built against side of slope flanking gate piers and former

principal burial ground entrance; entrance in west gable;

small margined lights in west and south decaying apex

stack; slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Church no longer in ecclesiastical use.

Present building on site of 1769 church.

Lachlan Mackintosh of Kinrara (Alvie Parish, Badenoch and

Strathspey) left "500 marks money ... for building ane

chapel of esslar (ashlar?) work at easter gable of kirk of

Petty to be ane burial place for Lairds of Mackintosh and

their ladies ... to be erected within 18 months of decease"

(also in 1686).

Cat in crest of Mackintosh family and Clan Chattan.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT iii (1792) p 32.

THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiv (1841) p 412.

George Bain THE LORDSHIP OF PETTY (1925) p 34-39.

George Hay The ARCHITECTURE OF THE SCOTTISH POST REFOMATION

CHURCHES (1957) p. 259.

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