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PEATHILL, HILL KIRK (PITSLIGO PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)LB15911

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Pitsligo
NGR
NJ 93438 66285
Coordinates
393438, 866285

Description

A.Marshall Mackenzie, 1890 incorporating Forbes loft of 1634

(from old church). Tall cruciform Gothic church with shallow

canted apse at E gable. Pale squared granite with dark

pinnings (Aberdeen bonding), tooled granite dressings.

Gable entrance porch projects at SW with double-leaf door and

ornate cast-iron hinges. Intersecting Y-traceried windows

light 3-bay nave, N and S aisle windows with simple Y-tracery

in gables; cusped lancets in apse; tall, paired 2-light

windows in W gable. Bellcote at W gable apex capped by

slender miniature spire with clasping slender pinnacles and

cast-iron decorative weathervane; re-hung 1798 bell.

Lattice-pane glazing. Steeply pitched slate roofs.

INTERIOR: simple lofty interior with barrel vaulted timber

roof. S aisle houses profusely carved and dated 1634 Forbes

loft; richly carved front under equally richly carved and

crested canopy with carved cartouche and spiked ball finials

supported by slender Ionic columns; with panelled interior

and cusped and pendant details. Richly carved doorpiece with

flanking screen. S aisle panelled ceiling incorporates

re-used pendants and other carved fragments and panels; raked

seating.

PULPIT: simple 1890 wooden pulpit on a pedestal approached by

staircase with turned balusters; facets of pulpit incorporate

re-used 17th century carved wooden panels, one dated 1634,

another initialled MT.

WAR MEMORIAL: carved and inscribed wooden panel in style of

A.Marshall Mackenzie. Cornice supports kneeling angels with

inscribed scroll stretched between them.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Forbes loft built in 1634 (dated) and installed in 1634 S

aisle of 1632 church by Sir Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo

(afterwards Lord Pitsligo) and his wife Jane Keith whose

monograms and crests are carved on loft.

Listed at A for quality of interior fittings.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTLAND v (1892), pp.178-181 (illustrations of Forbes

Loft). George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH

POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES (1560-1843), pp.168, 191, 193, 198,

pl.33. Office papers A. Marshall Mackenzie and Marr, per John

G Marr, FRIBA.

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