Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 56629 67303
256629, 667303


James Sellars, architect; 1875-6. French Gothic church built

on the plan of Sainte Chapelle; stugged, coursed ashlar with

polished dressings, stonecleaned.

Pointed arch portal to W front with nook shafts and bands of

decorative moulding; double doors with trumeau. Large rose

window above set in pointed arched moulded recesses supported

on engaged columns; large angels carved in spandrels.

Flanking portal, full-height buttresses rise to gabled niches

linked below mains gable by blind arcade. To angles, 3-sided buttress-towers rise to hexagonal spires flanking main gable.

5-bay flanks with tall gabled traceried windows of triple

lancets and roses divided by buttresses. Gabled porch to S.

7-bay apse with similarly detailed windows. Plain parapet

with gargoyles. Slate roofs, tile cresting, elaborate fleche.

Single storey 1950's hall extension to E.

Interior with elongated engaged columns between windows

supporting ribbed vaulted roof. Gallery to W with panelled

front supported on cast-iron columns, organ to rear by H

Willis & Sons, 1876; restored 1930. Elaborately carved oak

pulpit. Interior redesigned by P McGregor Chalmers circa 1921

to give present seating arrangement; blind arcading to apse

wall with war memorials; carved timber choir stalls and

communion table of Rochette marble. Marble font with

elaborate carved oak canopy. Nave and apse windows by various

designers: Burne-Jones 1893; Cottier and Co (3)1893-1903;

Meikle & Sons, 1917; Sadie McLellan, 1958.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Huntly Gardens B group.



Gomme and Walker 1968; p 174-5. Belmont and Hillhead Parish

Church Pamphlet 1960.

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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