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- Category: B
- Date Added: 05/10/1971
- Local Authority: Highland
- Planning Authority: Highland
- Parish: Kiltarlity And Convinth
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NH 51272 41373
- Coordinates: 251272, 841373
1829, with some late 19th century internal alterations in
style of John Robertson, Inverness. Tall rectangular church
orientated E-W. Harl pointed rubble harled W gable, tooled
long and short ashlar dressings to windows and margins. Main
entrance with re-used 1626 date-stone to right, in centre
of E gable below round-headed fanlight, similar gallery window
above; paired similar windows in W gable above canted single
storey Minister's porch; 3 long round-headed windows light N
and S elevations; multi-pane glazing with intersecting
astragals. Small porch in centre of S elevation below
shortened window. Rectangular bellcote for 2 bells at W gable
apex with cope supported by 6 small Roman Doric columns;
single bell survives. Slate Roof.
Interior, galleried interior to 3 sides with pulpit in centre
W gable. Original panelled front to shortened gallery
resulting in enlarged entrance lobby and room above. Gallery
supported by chamfered square wooden pilasters (original).
Late 19th century open timber roof with cusped detailing
supported by wooden columns rising from gallery. Late 19th
century cusped panelled circular pulpit on hour-glass base
set behind balustrade of similar design. Late 19th century
Burial ground; roughly square walled burial ground surrounds
church. Drystone walls with rough copes. Pair square panelled
monolith ashlar gatepiers with square caps and pair simple
cast-iron gates; similar pedestrian entrance. 19th and 20th
Statement of Special Interest
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Site of earlier
church built in 1763 (succeeding the earlier Kiltarlity
church of 1626 elsewhere). Tomnacross formerly TOM NA CROISE,
the Hillock of the Cross. Datestone initialled MWF (Master
William Fraser) dated 1626 probably moved from earlier
Kiltarlity Church (see old burial ground) built at that date,
Master William Fraser Minister, 1618-1665.
THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1794) p. 520. NEW STATISTICAL
ACCOUNT XIV (1841), pp. 499-500 FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE
vi (1926), p.468.
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