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DUNLICHITY PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, WATCH-HOUSE MCGILLEVERAY BURIAL ENCLOSURE AND BURIAL GROUNDLB1704

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Daviot And Dunlichity
NGR
NH 65976 32969
Coordinates
265976, 832969

Description

Chruch; 1759, repaired 1826, and subsequently re-cast and re-

fitted internally. Simple rectangular church on site sloping

to E, building orientated E-W, with rubble burial enclosure

at E gable, probably outlining and possibly part of, former ecclesiastical building. All harled with ashlar dressings

(some chamfered ashlar margins masked by harl). Long S

elevation has 4 regular square windows and extra similar

window inserted in extreme SE (lighting Minister's room);

pair round-headed windows in west gable with leaded-pane

glazing. Entrance and single window (possibly former door) in

outer bays of rear (N) elevation; 9-pane glazing. Flat

skews; corniced end stack at W gable (blocked and supporting

small cross); slate roof.

Interior; re-fitted interior re-cast to E.

Burial enclosure at E gable; simple coped rubble walls with

various mural plaques to Shaw family of Tordarroch. Watch-

house; early 19th century, small single-bay, single-storey

with raised rectangular harl-pointed building with ashlar

dressings. On sloping site with entrance from road in SE

front; centre rear window and single window in NE return

gable; diminutive raised basement light. Flat skews; end

coped stack; slate roof. McGilleveray Burial enclosure;

square, high coped rubble walled enclosure; entrance in

centre, east front, faced with tooled rubble and with ashlar

piers (probably re-used) rising from upper part, projecting

above wallhead and terminating with corniced, stepped

pyramidal caps and urn finials. Various mural memorials.

Burial Ground. Rubble walled burial ground enclosure

irregular site, and abutting both watch-house and McGilleveray enclosure. Burial ground on sloping site and full of closely

packed tomb stones, some of 17th and 18th century date.

Statement of Special Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such. Dunlichity Church

built in late middle ages on site of early Christian

settlement dedicated to St Finan, c. 575. Present building

said to be the third on the site. Dunlichity Parish joined

with Daviot in 1618.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1795), p.70. THE NEW

STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1838), pp.521-2. George Hay, THE

ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES, 1600-1843

(1957) p.259.

About Listed Buildings

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Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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