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PARISH CHURCH OF SKENELB16514

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Skene
NGR
NJ 80289 7653
Coordinates
380289, 807653

Description

William and Andrew Clerk (?) 1801. Gothick. Rectangular plan,

harled with margins piend roof; original glazing; 2-window

E. and W. with centre circular window and doorway; W.

frontage has superior finish with pilastered centre mullions.

4-window S. frontage, centre w slightly advanced with gable

quatrefoil and bellcote dating from repairs of 1840, John

Smith, architect. Session room dated 1884 in style of

original. Interior: originally U-plan with central pulpit.

Remodelled with W. gallery (original R-doric columns and

gallery front re-used) G. Bennet Mitchell 1932. Wood ceiling

with cavetto cornice. Mowat Bell 1735.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Detail closely

similar to Parish Church of Echt. The Clerks are known

to have designed the Old Parish Church at Crathie (memorial

stone inscription) whose main frontage reproduced the

S. front of Skene in design if not scale. The doors were in the

gables as at Skene but there were no flanking windows.

References

Bibliography

N.S.A. v. XII p.1100 ('lately repaired')

3.S.A. p.185, 186.

Hay Post Ref. Chs. 117, 235, 244.

Contracts Aberdeen Journal May 20th 1840.

No Heritors' Records for the relevant period.

P.S.A.S. v.XCI p.104

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