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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
St Fergus
NK 9376 52005
409376, 852005


Rebuilt James Matthews 1868-9 retaining bellcote of 1644. Alterations 1898. Dated on E. gable.

16 L 16


17 M 63





Plain gothic, T-plan, harled with grey granite margins, W. and S. (re-entrant) porches. Bellcote with triangular pediments E. and W. faces, semi-circular pediments N. and S. with inscriptions. Abernethy bell 1836.

Statement of Special Interest

For bellcote. Church itself of C category interest only.

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The former session

house and hearse house (converted to house before 1895) is

ruinous and over-grown 2-storey 3-window pantiled, swept

dormer heads at 1st; built up segmentally arched hearse door

in gable.



3 S.A. p.303 Henderson Epitaphs and Inscriptions p.214. No

Heritor's Records for these dates.

Contracts Peterhead Sentinel July 3 1868, architect not given

but from report of July 10th it is clear that Matthews was

acting for the heritors. David Bryce had condemned the old

church for the presbytery on March 23.

P.S.A.S. v. XC1 p103

About Listed Buildings

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