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Auldearn Parish Church, burial ground and sundial, excluding scheduled monument SM5418, AuldearnLB1647

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/01/1971
Last Date Amended
05/10/2017
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Auldearn
NGR
NH 91941 55561
Coordinates
291941, 855561

Description

Parish Church dated 1757 replacing medieval church, part of which remains to east.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following is excluded from the listing: scheduled monument SM5418 (Auldearn, Old parish church).

Alterations by John Robertson of Inverness, 1898. Harled with ashlar margins and dressings. Symmetrical 8-bay south elevation with round-headed keystoned entrances in outer bays; similarly detailed windows, large in bays 3 and 6, small in remaining bays; impost blocks in windows and doors. Datestone in centre; 1650 mural monument. 4 large (1898) windows in north elevation with same detailing as in south elevation; all windows with simple circle tracery of 1898. Round-headed gallery window in east and west gables; bellcote for 2 bells at west gable apex; slate roof.

Interior; re-cast and re-furbished in 1898 in Gothic style. Panelled bowed pulpit and panelled reredos at southwest enclosed by low screen; serpentine pannelled gallery front at east; cusped tracery to ceiling braces.

Rubble walled burial ground. Pair of late 19th century tooled ashlar square gatepiers with Gothic detailing to west and pair of decorative cast iron carriage gates. Various 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century tombstones.

Circular ashlar sundial on squat circular rubble plinth standing near southwest entrance of church.

Statement of Special Interest

Place of worship in use as such. 1898 alterations and renovation cost about £800, which was raised by a bazaar.

In accordance with Section 1 (4A) of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 the following is excluded from the listing: scheduled monument SM5418 (Auldearn, Old parish church).

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2017. Previously listed as 'Auldearn Parish Church, Remains of Former Medieval Church, Burial Ground and Sundial.'

References

Bibliography

Canmore: http://canmore.org.uk/ CANMORE ID 180288 & 110816

Maps

Ordnance Survey (Surveyed 1869, Published 1871), Nairnshire Sheet II. 6 Inches to the Mile Map. 1st Edition. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Printed Sources

Bain, G. (1898) History Of The Parish Of Auldearn. Nairn: Nairnshire Telegraph Office. p. 50.

Dunbar, J. (1966) The Historic Architecture Of Scotland. London: B.T.Batsford. pp.164, 169.

Hay, G. (1957) The Architecture Of The Scottish Post Reformation Churches. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.79. 170.

New Statistical Account (1834-45) Auldearn, County of Nairn, Vol. 13. p.16.

Statistical Account (1791-99) Auldearn, County of Nairn, Vol.19. p.625.

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