J Gillespie Graham, 1826-8, after design by Bishop James
Kyle. Chancel addition, circa 1905. Rectangular, Gothic
building orientated N-S with S gabled entrance front. Tooled
ashlar frontage, mixed rubble flanks, tooled and polished
Main S gable front with central bay marked by stepped
buttresses, rising to panelled, gabletted pinnacles with
stiff-leaf finials, linked at wallhead by pierced balustrade;
gable apex finial. Wide pointed-headed entrance (modern
door), large perpendicular 3-light traceried window above,
similarly detailed 2-light windows in flanking bays,
crenellated wallhead, lattice-pane glazing. 2 tall geometric
tracery windows in E elevation only. Canted chancel (circa
1905) at N gable with paired hoodmoulded windows with
curvilinear tracery. Slate roofs.
INTERIOR: aisless interior with shallow pointed ceiling
supported at intervals by clustered columns continuing across
ceiling as ribs. Cusped panelled front to gallery at S.
Ornately carved and pinnacled reredos and carved marble altar
(1900). Stations of the Cross also 1900.
PRESBYTERY: mid-19th century 2-storey and attic dwelling with
long (rear) E elevation abutting church wall and with regular
3-bay S entrance gable. Mixed rubble, tooled ashlar
dressings. Off-centre entrance with flanking windows and 2
1st floor windows, all under relieving arches; single canted
dormer windows; varied glazing. Coped end stacks; slate
Statement of Special Interest
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
Church replaced former RC chapel. Built at instigation of
Father Mattheson, who died before completion. William
Robertson, architect, Elgin, also drew a plan which was
rejected in favour of that by J Gillespie Graham. Robertson
inspected the 'New chapel' on completion.
NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.122. George Hay, THE
ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1560-1843
(1957), pp 156, 266. Robert McDonald, CHURCHES AND PLACES OF
CATHOLIC INTEREST IN MORAY (1980), no page nos. MORAY AND
NAIRN EXPRESS, 25 May 1886, p 4. BANFFSHIRE HERALD, 8 Aug
1900, p 6. NORTHERN SCOT, 8 Nov 1924, p 2. Scottish Catholic
Archives, Edinburgh; Independent Missions 32/2/2 and 5/14/5;
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