Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 27818 33665
327818, 833665


Matthews and Mackenzie, Aberdeen; dated 1883. Simple

rectangular Gothic church with 5-bay buttressed long N and S

elevations; gabled entrance porch at NW and minister's room

entrance at E gable. Pinned tooled pink Ben Rinnes granite;

tooled granite dressings. Pointed-headed windows in long

elevations; triple lancets light W gable and rose window E

gable; square leaded glazing. Apex finials; ridge bellcote

at W with cusped facets and fish-scale slate to small spire

with cast-iron weathervane; slate roof; red pottery ridge.

INTERIOR: all original fittings and decoration. Pulpit at E

with finialled backboard and finialled and cusped front;

decorative cast-iron balustrading to chancel enclosure with

clerk's desk fronted by communion table. Gallery at W with

balustraded front; pine dado with stencilled frieze; pine

pews. Braced pine roof.

Low coped wall with decorative cast-iron railings and

matching pedestrian gate to road frontage; coped rubble wall


War memorial stands by entrance gate.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Present building replaced earlier church of 1813, probably

on site of present burial ground. Now rarely used (1986).

Quoad Sacra parish of Glen Rinnes constituted in 1865.

Neighbouring burial ground not included in listing.

Listed Category B for furnishings.



ELGIN COURANT, 16 May 1884, description of church and

opening on 13.5.1884.

Groome's ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND iii (1883), p. 194.

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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