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

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 17/01/2012

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Drainie

National Grid Reference

  • 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 Designations

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