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OLD ROSSKEEN PARISH CHURCH AND BURIAL GROUND.LB15040

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Rosskeen
NGR
NH 68837 69250
Coordinates
268837, 869250

Description

James Smith, 1830-32. Alterations and repairs, Andrew Maitland,

1853. Rectangular, harl pointed rubble, ashlar dressings.

Square projecting tower in centre with round-headed windows in

ground floor and side Minister's entrance; chamfered angle at

second stage with blind occuli; octagonal belfry at third

stage rising above church wallhead, with round-headed louvred

vents and leaded dome capped by wind vane. Tower flanked by

two large and long round-headed windows; with substantial

semi-circular upper lights and tripartites with narrow side

lights. Symmetrical fenestration in north, east and west

elevations; all small segmental headed windows with multi-pane

glazing, 2 in ground floor and gallery outer bays, north and

south elevations, and 3 similarly placed in east and west

flanks (some window blind).

Centre projecting piended porches in north, east and west

elevations; piended platform slate roof.

Interior; 5 sided panelled gallery supported on fluted cast-iron columns; original fittings, pulpit and sounding board.

Burial ground; coped rubble wall; some spearhead cast-iron

railings and gates; mounting block at entrance.

Various burial enclosures, one with dated lintel of 1675 and

portion of stone window tracery. Various 18th, 19th and 20th

century tombs.

Statement of Special Interest

Church disused. Pulpit and sounding board similar to those at

Edderton Parish Church (sounding board only now remains at

Edderton). Have been subject to restoration.

References

Bibliography

INVERNESS JOURNAL, Oct 8, 1830. INVERNESS COURIER, May 12,

1853. Advertisements for tenders. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiv,

(1838) p.276. George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE POST

REFORMATION CHURCH IN SCOTLAND (1957) pp.118-9, 175, 273.

National Monuments Record of Scotland.

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