Listed Building

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ST. MARY ON THE ROCK EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ELLONLB31111

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Ellon
NGR
NJ 95789 30139
Coordinates
395789, 830139

Description

G.E. Street 1870-1. Early middle pointed, 106' long, dark

granite with lighter dressings, freestone windows and string

courses. Aisleless nave canted to narrower chancel, W.

piended lean-to narthex with depressed arch enclosing 5

lancets above. 4 2-light windows N. wall, 1 4-light window

and 2 2-light S. wall, organ chamber on S., vestry on N.;

apsidal chancel, N. spirelet at junction of nave and chancel

cleverly broached from square to semi-octagonal and thence to

circular. Interior: narthex opens into church by 3 arches,

pointed waggon roof with tie rods, good original stone

pulpit, coloured marble reredos, 2-seat sedilia with piscina,

sacrarium with brass door by Hardman & Co. Glass Clayton and

Bell N. side of nave and chancel, inferior Lavers and Barreau

S. side of nave.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The rectory was designed by Butterfield but was added to later by another

hand and reconstructed c.1926. It is now of little interest.

References

Bibliography

E.Y.B.

A.E. Street, Memoir of G.E. Street R.A. Transactions

of the Aberdeen Ecclesiological Society 1890, with

complete plans and elevations. ($1,584 11/-) Godsman, Ellon

p.263.

The church was decorated by A.E. Street based on sketches

prepared by his father but this has now been plastered over.

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.

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