Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 47225 34301
347225, 734301


1846-47, Rectangular-plan church, coursed rubble masonry, polished dressings and slate roof.

W GABLE: central projecting gabled porch, sculpted circular panel and date ?1846?, ball final at apex, doors to N and S with chamfered margins. Flanking round-headed windows in body of church with lightly stugged dressings, margined and chamfered, multi-pane rectangular glazing; narrow, keystoned aperture (boarded) at gallery level, with birdcage bellcote corbelled at apex over coped skew gable. Similar gable end at E elevation but with stack at apex, small gabled addition.

Long N and S elevations: 3 single windows detailed as at W.

Enclosing wall at N, S and W, square gatepiers with caps at N.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by the first Free Church congregation in Monifieth, established on this site in June 1843; congregation linked with Monikie and Newbigging in 1965; church closed and building sold for conversion to

2 houses in early 1980s (conversion not commenced by 1988); bell now set up at The Laws Farm. For the former manse, see Kincordie House, listed separately above.



Rev W Douglas Chisholm, THE HILLOCK CHURCH 1843-1979, (1979);

J Malcolm, PARISH OF MONIFIETH, (1910).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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