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BLAIRS COLLEGE NEW CHAPELLB19227

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
22/12/1992
Supplementary Information Updated
09/09/1993
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Maryculter
NGR
NJ 88334 914
Coordinates
388334, 800914

Description

Robert curran of Warrington (architect), foundation stone 1899, elaborate interior C J Menart 1910-11. Transitional Gothic hall church with 3 stage buttresses tower and slender masonry spire at NE angle, apse at W (liturgical E). Grey Rubislaw granite tieh pink sandstone tracery. Entrance through base of tower at NE, canopied niche above, 2-light belfry stage, crenellated parapet and angle finials; lucarnes to spire, upper set diminutive, and delicate iron weather-vane. Elaborate cusoed Geometric tracery to 3 3-light apse windows; crenellated parapet and angle pinnacles, facetted roof. Polychrome banded slate roof (blue-grey and purple slates, red ridge tiles).

INTERIOR: very elaborate marble work throughout particularly in chancel and sacristy, above carved timber stalls, all by Menart. 3 cusped lights to each of 8 windows to S, 5 to N, plus transept. Single window in chancel continuing from nave, 3 to apse. Large 6-light E (liturgical W) window with clear glass. Baldacchino over altar (altar table now brought forward). Good stained glass of Saints (mainly Scottish) in apse windows. Braced barrel vaulted, timber lined roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Cost of chapel approx £8,000 defrayed by Mgr Lennon of Liverpool who selected the architect. Marble taked down, cleaned, and refixed, 1984, marble types used including Sicilian, Languedoc, and Fantastico Arni (see BLAIRS magazine, 1984).

Up-graded to category A from category B, 9 September 1993.

References

Bibliography

See Menzies house.

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