Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59542 64916
259542, 664916


1630-36. 4-stage square section tower, standing

independent of the John Adam replacement to it's

original church (see Tron Kirk). Tower pierced at ground

by Tudor arches opened in 1855 by John Carrick,

architect. Tall stone facetted spire.

Harled walling with painted moulded architraves.

Ground floor, originally the position of the Tron,

altered with Tudor arches opened to allow passage of

pavement underneath. Groin vaulted ceiling with mask-

stops and central boss. All, but S elevation, with cusp-

headed windows to 2nd stage, cusped bipartites to 3rd

and clockfaces to 4th. To S lower 2 stages blind, single

window to 4th. Moulded string courses divide each floor,

moulded eaves corbels, shallow projecting painted ashlar

silhouette balustraded parapet with pinnacles to angles.

From this rises tall octagonal spire in stone with

vertical line of roll moulding to angles. Bipartite

traceried lucarnes to lower part, single light cusped

above, projecting crown balustrde to midway stage, small

lucarnes above, small pinnacles on upper corona encircle

top of spire.



Gomme and Walker 1987, p.47. Information by courtesy of

the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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.

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