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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 41902 65287
341902, 865287


Bishop James Kyle and A and W Reid, architects, Elgin,

1850-57: chancel, alter and baptistry, C T Menart, architect,

Glasgow, 1907. Large Gothic church with twin towered W

front. Red sandstone, contrasting tooled ashlar dressings.

W FRONT: centre gable flanked by 2-stage squared towers

with set back buttresses, louvred plate traceried windows

in upper stage, angle pinnacles and tall facetted spires

with lucarnes at base. Central pointed-headed recessed

entrance with moulded reveals, nook shafts and trumeau;

paired cusped doorways wtih plank doors; blind quatrefoil

in tympanum. Large 4-light geometric traceried window above

fills centre gable. 5-bay aisled nave lit by triple

pointed-headed clerestory lights. Slightly lower chancel lit

by similar but longer triple lights in N and S elevations

with gable rose window at E. Gable end cross finials;

slate roofs.

INTERIOR: richly decorated aisled interior; pointed-headed

aisle arcades supported by diamond plan piers. Multicoloured

marble inlay decorates chancel and reredos; pulpit with carved

Gothic wooden backboard and sounding board; plain marble dado

in nave. Stations of the Cross with carved wooden frames;

simple wooden pews; scissor brace roof. Ornate war memorial

at rear of church.

PRESBYTERY: 2-storey and attic, wide 2-bay house at NE

of church. Red sandstone, contrasting tooled ashlar

dressings. Slightly advanced gable bay with narrow shouldered

lintel to entrance with panelled door tripartite at left. 3

narrow 1st floor windows, single canted dormer. Multi-pane

glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead stacks; slate roof.

ENCLOSING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: church and presbystery

surrounded by high coped rubble wall. Church fronted by low

coped wall with spearhead railings with matching carriage

gates flanked by square gatepiers with simple caps

and plain overthrow.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. With its unusual twin towers, visible for many miles from

land and sea, this church has long been known locally as

'The Buckie Cathedral'.

Rose window in chancel re-used from 1850-57 E gable.



ELGIN COURANT, 13 Sept 1850 and 31 Jan 1851. BANFFSHIRE

ADVERTISER, 31 Oct 1907.

About Listed Buildings

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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.

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