Listed Building

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ST. MARGARET'S R.C. CHURCH, WESTPARK STREET AND CHAPEL STREETLB34945

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Huntly
NGR
NJ 52838 40172
Coordinates
352838, 840172

Description

Rt. Rev. James Kyle 1834. Rubble built octagon with lunette

windows, tetrastyle pedimented ashlar fronts-piece surmounted

by 3-stage tower of Spanish baroque character with console

scrolls; belfry top stage with concave sides surmounted by

console crown; impressive saucer domed interior with 7

contemporary Spanish religious paintings, altar piece and

stencilled decoration c. 1902. Mears bell 1834.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The building was

largely financed by John Gordon or Wardhouse who also gave

the paintings; he may have sent designs of contemporary

Spanish Churches from Jerez. The anta capitals of the

tower suggest that William Roberston may have assisted with

the working drawings. The original neo-Greek alterpiece is

preserved within the Presbytery house.

References

Bibliography

N.S.A. v. 12 p 1039

3.S.A. p 589

Hay Post Ref. Chs. p 125, 158

Catholic Directory 1835.

P.F. Anson in Innes Review Autumn 1954 P.S.A.S. v. XC p 155

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