Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 42570 65629
342570, 865629


Duncan MacMillan, architect, 1878-9. Substantial Gothic

church; rectangular with S entrance gable and square

4-stage tower at SW. Tooled rubble, tooled and polished

ashlar dressings. Slightly projecting gabled centre entrance

in S gable with 2 doors divided by chamfered trumeau,

V-tracery in fanlight above. Double-leaf plank doors with

ornate cast-iron hinges. Large centre 5-light geometric

traceried window above with flanking stepped buttress at

right terminating as wallhead pinnacle; narrow outer right

single pointed-headed plate traceried window. 4-stage tower

with diagonal stepped buttresses; simple lancets in ground

stage, triple lancets in 2nd stage, large louvred plate

traceried windows in 3rd stage and clock faces in 4th stage

with angle pinnacles supporting simplified finialled crown.

Buttressed 5-bay W elevation with narrow lights. Rose window

in N gable. Cross apex at S gable; slate roof with small

triangular louvred vents.

INTERIOR: lofty interior galleried around 3 sides, gallery

with cusped panelled front supported by slender painted

cast-iron columns. Organ at N gable fronted by cusped

panelled pulpit reached by flight of stairs and fronted by

seating and communion table; mainly lattice-pane glazing.

Braced rafter roof rising from corbel-heads.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Built on site of and replacing earlier church designed by

William Robertson, Elgin, 1834.

Corner site with Cluny Square.

Modern extension at rear of church not included in listing.



MORAY WEEKLY NEWS, 26 Jan 1878 and 12 July 1879 (report

of opening).

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.

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