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DUNNET FREE CHURCH GATE PIERS AND ENCLOSURE WALL, BARROCKLB1887

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Dunnet
NGR
ND 25692 71215
Coordinates
325692, 971215

Description

1844. Large rectangular double aisled church with 6-bay

flanks; all rendered and lined as ashlar, tooled ashlar

margins. Wide NE gabled 3-bay entrance front, with round

headed entrance and round-headed window above, in advanced

centre bay rising full height and terminating in shallow

pyramidal roof with simple apex finials. Round-headed windows

with multi-pane glazing flank entrance, with diminutive

blind round headed lancets above. Band course. Plain

rectangular fenestration in 6-bay side elevations; thick

wooden mullions and transoms and multi-pane glazing; single

blind window at NE; simple single storey, single bay

Minister's room at SE. Symmetrical paired gables at SW (rear)

with single window in each gable, glazed as in flanks,

with off-set diminutive blind vents above.

Slate roofs.

Gate piers; pair plain square rubble gate piers with simple

square caps. Coped drystone walled enclosure.

Statement of Special Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use.

Built by communal effort. Roof at first with felt, but slated

in 1849.

References

Bibliography

Ewing, ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH ii, (1914) p.255.

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