Alexander Ross, 1875-79. Gothic. Tall cruciform church
orientated E-W, with clerestory and narrow buttressed side
aisles. Pink tooled granite, contrasting tooled ashlar
ashlar dressings. Slightly lower chancel with transepts
at E; gabled porch at SW with pointed-headed entrance flanked
by polished granite nook shafts with stiff leaf capitals,
niche with statue of St Margaret above. Slender octagonal
belltower rises at angle of W gable with porch, bell chamber
lit by narrow louvred lancets and facetted spire with 4
triangular louvred lucarnes.
5-bay aisles lit by narrow paired cusped lights and nave
clerestory with similar triple windows. E gable of chancel
with long triple windows under stepped continuous hoodmould;
geometric tracery in W gable window. Angle buttresses;
steeply pitched slate roofs.
INTERIOR: lofty aisled interior with braced timber roof.
Aisle arcade supported by squat red Peterhead polished
granite columns rising from contrasting ashlar bases with
richly carved capitals depicting flowers, foliage and fruit.
Chancel approached by flight of steps; gilded wrought-iron
screen; richly decorated white marble altar and reredos;
stained glass chancel windows. Arcaded sedilia in chancel.
Stained glass in aisle windows by Baguley, Newcastle
1887-1909. Caen stone font with marble enrichment and
carved oak cover (cover from Christ Church, Lancaster Gate,
London, demolished 1977). Circular stone pulpit (1936,
Davidson of Inverness). Decorative encaustic tiles to floors
(Minton); various mural memorials.
BURIAL GROUND: partially walled burial ground surrounds church
with simple entrance flanked by tooled rubble gate piers.
3 grey granite foundation stones from Aberlour Orphanage
(demolished) set by entrance; war memorial to boys from