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.

GORDONSTOUN, MICHAEL KIRK (ST MICHAEL'S OGSTOUN) BURIAL GROUND AND WALLS, CROSSLB2242

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
A
Date Added
26/01/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
17/01/2012
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Drainie
NGR
NJ 19279 68920
Coordinates
319279, 868920

Description

MICHAEL KIRK: dated 1705, restored and interior refurbished,

John Kinross, 1900-01. Gothic. Ashlar. Small 3-bay church

with large pointed windows with elaborate Y-tracery in E and

W gables. Centre S door with flanking windows; reveals with

half-round and fillet moulding decorated with stairs and

roses; flanking windows with Y-tracery and deeply moulded

architraves; continuous string course dropped under cills.

Square clear glass quarries; flat moulded skews; steeply

pitched West Highland slate roof with stone ridge and apex

urns.

INTERIOR: panelled throughout, 1900-01. Various mural

memorials including that to Sir Robert Gordon, died 1704

(possibly carved by John Faid, Elgin), and previous and

subsequent Gordons and Gordon Cummings. Chequered black and

white marble floor.

BURIAL GROUND: surrounded by simple stone walls with low,

coped, square dressed rubble gatepiers to E and W entrances;

western gatepiers have inset re-used 17th century carved

detailing.

CROSS: market cross type; tall, rectangular shaft with

chamfered and stopped angles; incised hammer mark; hole

probably for jougs; small star shaped finial with centre

hole; stands on simple square stone plinth.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclecisiastical building in use as such in the charge of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Built by Dame Elizabeth Dunbar as a mausoleum in memory

of her husband, Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun. Restored by

Lady (Florence) Gordon Cumming for use during her family's

summer residences at Gordonstoun from Altyre (Forres). Now

used as chapel for Gordonstoun School.

Altar moved to W end of church to increase seating

accommodation.

Parish of Ogstoun united with that of Kineddar in 1669 as

parish of Drainie. Old Drainie Church (1673); New Drainie

Church (1821, Gillespie Graham) dem. 1923. Ogstoun also

served as market site.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon and Ross, THE ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE OF

SCOTLAND, ii (1897) pp.554-57. George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE

OF SCOTTISH POST REFORMATION CHURCHES (1957) pp. 39, 52, 111.

Edward Lightowler THE MICHAEL KIRK AND ITS HISTORICAL

BACKGROUND (1980). THE ELGIN COURANT AND COURIER, 19 Feb

1901. Report of re-consecration of Michael Kirk. R Douglas,

MARKET AND OTHER CROSSES (N.D.) p.10. Agnes Keith, THE PARISH

OF DRAINIE AND LOSSIEMOUTH (1975), pp. 118-121, 187, 209.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to GORDONSTOUN, MICHAEL KIRK (ST MICHAEL'S OGSTOUN) BURIAL GROUND AND WALLS, CROSS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 26/05/2019 22:17