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RATHVEN PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)LB15528

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Rathven
NGR
NJ 44446 65696
Coordinates
344446, 865696

Description

Dated 1794. Repairs, 1823, William Robertson; porch and

vestry dated 1874; alterations and re-casting, R M Fulton,

1932.

Simple rectangular church with 4-bay S elevation. Harled,

tooled ashlar margins and dressings. Regular round-headed

keystoned windows with blocked imposts in S (SW window with

panelled gallery transome), similar single gallery window in

E and W gables; 3 (1932) round-headed windows in rear

elevation. Bellcote at W gable apex, finial at E, slate roof.

Single storey vestry of 2 bays dated 1874 extends at W gable

fronted by gabled porch giving access to both church and

vestry. End stack; slate roof.

INTERIOR: re-cast 1932; fluted wooden columns (?cast-iron

core) and raised and fielded panelled gallery front re-used

from 1794 church; 1932 pulpit fronting organ.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Old church (sited in old burial ground opposite) partially

demolished in 1793-4 to provide materials for present

building.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1792-3, Witherington and Grant ed.

1982), pp.380-1. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.263.

George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION

CHURCHES OF, 1560-1843 (1957), p.251.

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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