Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 6027 56377
306027, 856377


James Gillespie Graham, 1826; alterations and additions, P

MacGregor Chalmers, Glasgow 1907. Gothic. Harl pointed

rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings. S gable fronted

by 3-stage tower with entrance at base, each stage delineated

by string course; recessed entrance with Perpendicular Gothic

doorpiece flanked by ashlar dummy facetted lanterns with

crocketted caps. Hoodmoulded pointed-headed traceried window

above; louvred fenestration in upper stage, N, S and W faces

of tower; ashlar balustraded wallhead with substantial

corbelled and crocketted angle pinnacles. 3 large windows

with Perpendicular tracery light to long W elevation, each

window flanked by stepped buttress terminating at wallhead

with substantial crocketted pinnacle. 3 (1907) similar

windows light E elevation, buttressed only in outer bays.

Large hoodmoulded and similarly traceried window in centre of

N gable. Small (1907) hexagonal vestry at NE. Clear quarry

glazing (1907) except for circa 1918 stained glass window at

N. Apex across finial at N gable; slate roof.

INTERIOR: lofty all interior largely remodelled 1907. Cusped

panelled dado encircles interior (made from former gallery

front); cusped panelled pulpit, holy table and rear screen

(all 1907); round-headed entrance (also 1907) into church

from entrance lobby; plain stained pine pews (1907).

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Replaced earlier church sited in present (old) burial ground.

Stained glass window given in memory of Capt H B Galloway,

killed in action, 1915. Clock dated 1907 at rear of church

gifted by Alexander Walker, a native of Rafford, then

President of the Colonial Bank of New York.




21 August 1907, p.3 (description of alterations and


POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1560-1843 (1958), pp.130, 141, 267.

Angus Howat and Mike Seton, CHURCHES OF MORAY (1981), p.42.

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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