Listed Building

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REAY FREE CHURCH, ENCLOSING WALLS TO FRONTAGE AND MEMORIAL SITED THEREIN, ACHIMENACH, BY SHEBSTERLB14983

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Reay
NGR
ND 2440 64039
Coordinates
302440, 964039

Description

1844. Double pile, double aisle church with symmetrical twin

gabled south front. Tooled rubble south front, tooled ashlar

dressings, harl pointed rubble flanks and rear. Paired

round-headed centre doors, flanked by 4 round-headed windows;

bandcourse at eaves level links skewputts; blind Gothic window

in each gable; octagonal bellcote corbelled from square plinth

rises from central valley, centre front, with octagonal

facetted and finialled spire; octagonal apex stacks. 5-sided

Minister's porch projects from centre of west elevation,

with Tudor headed doorway and windows; tall corniced ridge

stack. Caithness slate roofs; ball finials to rear gable apexes. Interior; plain interior now divided into two down centre.

Short memorial obelisk stands in front of church within

rubble walled enclosure; front quadrants with centre entrance

with double wooden gates and pair plain Caithness slab gate

piers.

Statement of Special Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such.

References

Bibliography

W Ewing, ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH, ii (1914) p.226

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