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

DORES PARISH CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, SUNDAY SCHOOL ROOM (FORMER WATCH-HOUSE) BURIAL GROUND AND WAR MEMORIAL ENTRANCE.LB537

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Dores
NGR
NH 60097 35019
Coordinates
260097, 835019

Description

1828 with later 19th century alterations and re-casting.

Rectangular church orientated E-W. All rubble with ashlar

base course; tooled and polished ashlar margins and

dressings. Original pointed-headed entrances, with

recessed doors and deeply chamfered architraves in outer

bays; double-leaf panelled doors with Gothic detailing.

4 long pointed-headed later 19th century windows rise

through wallhead into finialled gablets; similar

fenestration to rear. Single original hoodmoulded

pointed-headed windows with Y-tracery in east and west

gables. Lattice-pane glazing.

Later 19th century finialled Gothic bellcote at east gable.

apex; triangular skews and shaped skewputts of same date.

Slate roof; stone ridge.

Interior; re-cast to west with later 19th century

fittings. Off-centre octagonal cusped panelled pulpit and

back-board, with short stair with moulded handrail and

brass barley-sugar twist balusters. Gothic panelling to

east gallery front.

Sunday school room; simple rectangular harled former

watch-house; centre door and single modern window; end

stacks; slate roof.

Burial ground and entrance; large square rubble walled

burial ground; roughly/tooled cope to wall; 18th and 19th

century tomb stones.

Harled arched entrance with contrasting painted margins

and cornice; inscribed plaques with names of fallen of

1914-18 war, with further plaque added for 1939-45. Pair

wrought and cast-iron carriage gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH

POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES, 1600-1843 (1957), p.258.

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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