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- Category: A
- Date Added: 26/01/1971
- Date Removed: 22/09/2016
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Rafford
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 3576 55382
- Coordinates: 303576, 855382
Roofless medieval church. Rubble, ashlar dressings.
Orientated to E. Shallow pointed-headed entrance at SW
mirrored by additional entrance opposite in N wall furnished
with draw-bar hole. 3 narrow pointed-headed lancets light
chancel end of S elevation, 2 further in centre of N wall. Pointed-headed window (formerly with simply Y-tracery) in
centre of E gable; paired windows, one on top of other reveal
later alterations in W gable.
3 tombs within church, a few outside.
Statement of Special Interest
Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 5809. Altyre formerly a parish in its own right but served from
Dallas; joined to Rafford parish 1659-1661. Tombstone within
church commemorates Robert Cumming of Logie, 1744-1812. Site
cleared and some masonry consolidation (Law and
Dunbar-Nasmith, architects) 1986.
Standing Stone to E (at NJ 039 553) is also a Scheduled Monument, No 1222.
Change of Category B to A 25.4.89.
THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1794-5, Witherington and Grant xvi,
1982), p.632. MacGibbon and Ross, THE ECCLESIASTICAL
ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND ii (1896), pp.290-2.