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FOCHABERS, SOUTH STREET, ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND PRESBYTERYLB1581

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/03/1988
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Bellie
NGR
NJ 34659 58613
Coordinates
334659, 858613

Description

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

ashlar dressings.

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

roofs.

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.

References

Bibliography

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;

BL 5/190/12.

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