Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Nigg (City Of Aberdeen)
NJ 95229 1017
395229, 801017


Built 1864 as Episcopalian Mission Hall, consecrated 1868; remodelled in 1920's including addition of dormer windows with commemorative stained glass panels circa 1929 (see NOTES). Simple rectangular plan with apsed W (liturgical E) end; squared granite rubble with stuged granite dressings, part replaced at time of 1920's remodelling; slated roof.

E (SEA FACING) ELEVATION: plain gable end swept over entrance in porch/ vestibule to left; shouldered-arched doorcase (?and whole of porch) presumably part of 1920's remodelling. Circular window with wooden tracery and leaded glass; arched recess and hoodmould above; granite ashlar bellcote corbelled at apex, woth small bell on iron stand.

S ELEVATION: piend-roofed porch projecting to left with door right in re-entrant (E facing) elevation; 2-light 1920's window S; wallhead stack over wall of porch.

1920's porch projecting at right with latter addition (?coal store) in re-entranct angle. Windowless flank between; 2 1920's dormer windows above with 3-light leaded glass and steep pitched slated piended roof.

W APSIDAL END: altered 1920's. Gable end projecting awkwardly from

piend roof of canted end; weather-vane finial at apex; 2 1920's 2-light dormers facing NW and SW. W facing steeply-pitched gable has 2 square granite panels set in at base and apex, with incised cross details, presumably also of 1920's date.

Blind N ELEVATION: with 2 dormer windows, as S elevation.

INTERIOR: plain open timber roof. Chancel decorated with timber-dentilled cornice and dado, wall subdivided by later timber pilastrade, original decorative painted panels between (boarded up 1992). Open screen separating chancel from nave with strip panelled solid rail at sides, surmounted by heavy cross. Octagonal wooden pulpit with upper part panelled. Rose window at E with simple coloured glass, of 1920's date (central panel recently replaced).

Statement of Special Interest

Opened as Episcopalian mission hall by Dr Forbes, Bishop of Brechin, in 1864, primarily for English fishermen and their families settled there, to work with Coast Guard and prevetive services, and living in coastguard cottages along what is now Loirston Road (listed separately).



3rd STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, Kincardine volumne, 1988, p271.

Information courtesy of Aberdeen District Council Planning Department.

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to COVE BAY, LOIRSTON ROAD, ST MARY THE VIRGIN SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 26/03/2019 02:35