Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 66421 44883
266421, 844883


Alexander Ross, 1866-69. English Middle Pointed with French

outline, snecked pink Conon freestone rubble with cream

covesea stone dressings, roofed wih Westmoreland green

slates. Narthex, flanked by square-plan towers, nave and

aisles, slightly projecting transepts, choir and

demi-hexagonal apse-ended chancel, octagonal chapter-house

at liturgical NE Liturgical W front, nave gable flanked

by towers. Main entrance recessed in arch carried by 3

orders of shafts rising from panelled dado and crowned by

pierced traceried gablet, in tympanum, high-relief sculptured

group of Portland stone entrance flanked by piers with

crocketted pinnacles. Gable flanked by 3-stage tower with

angle buttresses, spires not yet built. Sculpture of W front,

by Earp, London, 1876, tympanum and statues of St Peter,

Paul, Andrew and John the Baptist.

Flanks low buttressed aisles and clerestory. Chapter house at

liturgical NE, octagonal buttresses.

Interior. Narthex divided from nave by glazed stone screen,

baptistry under liturgical SW tower. 4-bay nave arcade

carried on monolith columns of Peterhead red granite with

foliated freestone capitals, arches have hoodmoulds

springing from sculptured corbels. 2-light windows in aisles,

3-light clerestory windows. Transepts full height of nave;

arches at crossing rising full height of roof carried on

clustered columns; 5-light traceried windows in transept

gables. Aisled choir, apsidal chancel with 3 2-light

traceried windows at liturgical E end. Roof principals rise

from corbels, panelled wagon roof of varnished red pine

with stencilled patterns intended for colour decoration.

Sculptured corbels, Andrew Davidson and Alexander Ross,


Pulpit designed by Alexander Ross, executed by D & A

Davidson, Inverness, 1869, Caen stone, trefoil plan,

resting on columns of Abriachan granite, sides carved

with bas-relief panel and angels, separated by columns of

green marble, green marble cope.

Altar, 1869, front with trefoil headed arches with serpentine

marble shafts, panels of alabaster decorated with Christian

symbols in alabaster and crystal.

Reredos, Earp, 1869. Caen stone, 3 arches borne on Purbeck

marble columns and enclosing panels carved in high relief,

centre surmounted by carved and crocketted gablet, flanked

by buttresses surmounted by figures of angels.

Lectern, 1879, brass. Bishop's Throne, Andrew Fraser,

Inverness, 1869, carved oak cathedra.

Choir stalls, C Hodgson Fowler, Durham, and Alexander Ross,

1909, open carved screens of Austrian wainscott oak. Screen,

1923 as War Memorial, carved oak, Sir Robert Lorimer.

Font, James F Redfern, 1871, closely based on font in Church

of Our Lady, Copenhagen, by Thorwaldsen, marble, kneeling

angel bearing shell. Altar rails, Hart, Son, Peard & Co

London, 1869, brass. Mural Monument to Bishop William Hay

(d. 1707) 18th century marble tablet with swagged drapery.

Bust of Bishop Robert Eden (1804-86), Andrew Davidson, 1900,

white marble. Sedilia, 1871.

Stained Glass, Hardman & Co, nave and chancel windows,

1869; liturgical W window, 1887; liturical north transept

window, 1877; S transept window, 1887. Tiles, Minton, 1869.

Organ, Hill & Son, London, 1869. Bells, Warner & Son, London,


Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.




16, 1876, June 29, 1876, September 6, 1877 YEAR BOOK OF THE


OF SCOTLAND (1883); Alexander MacKenzie, GUIDE TO INVERNESS

(1903) and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland

Research Unit.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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