Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 66135 69469
266135, 869469


Alexander Ross designed as UP Church in Inverness 1863-4,

re-erected in Alness 1900; Decorated Gothic, rubble, tooled

ashlar dressings. Rectangular plan with projecting porch in

west gable, with moulded recessed entrance, nook shafts and

cusped head; flanked by square-headed and hoodmoulded

lancets. 3 hoodmoulded traceried windows in south and north

elevations with alternating buttresses. Very large decorated

traceried window in buttressed east end. Ornamental skewputts;

central ridge fleche; apex finials; slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

The church stood at the corner of Union St and Drummond Street Inverness. Congregation moved to new church - The Ness Bank

Church - 1901. Alexander Ross designed the church and

supervised the re-erection. He was a keen freemason.



Information from Averon Lodge of Freemasons No 866

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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