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

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.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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