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DAVIOT PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND AND BURIAL GROUNDLB1700

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
01/11/2017
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Daviot And Dunlichity
NGR
NH 72344 39441
Coordinates
272344, 839441

Description

Dated 1826. Rectangular harled church, with tooled ashlar

margins and dressings. Tooled and polished ashlar tower at

west gable.

Church orientated north/south, with roundheaded entrance and

similar gallery window in centre of north gable; double leaf

panelled door; apex ball finial. Long east and west

elevations dominated by centre Venetian window flanked by

long round-headed windows with intermediate buttressings

and small, later vestry window at SE; Crenellated wallhead

with stumpy angle pinnacles to east and west elevations;

ashlar angle margins; dated rainwater heads; slate roof.

Slender square, 5-storey tower abuts south gable; all tooled

and polished ashlar. Narrow door in base of tall ground floor

with small windows high in return gables, and stepped band

course from which rise 3 further, narrower stages, defined by

band courses and with round-headed or bull's eye lights. 4th

stage crowned with wide moulded cornice with angle ball

finials, from which narrow 5th storey rised, with square

louvred windows set in margined round-headed recesses in each

face, deep moulded cornice with stumpy angle pinnacles and

ashlar spire terminating in ball finialled gilded weather-

cock, from which the N, S, E, W, pointers are missing.

Interior; re-cast interior, lowered ceiling and west gallery,

new pews and fittings.

Burial Ground: roughly coped rubble walled burial ground

surrounds church; entrance flanked by simple square rubble

piers with shaped caps. 18th and 19th century tombs.

Statement of Special Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such. Daviot Parish joined

with Dunlichty in 1618. Church built at cost of $1,000 on

site of former church and free-standing bell tower, the

latter collapsed in 1865. Hillside site called Cnoc ant

Sagairt, the Priest's hill.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1838), pp.519, 522. Macibbon

Ross, THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND,

v (1892) p.221. George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1600-1843 (1957), P.259.

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