Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Kiltarlity And Convinth
NH 51272 41373
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

century tombstones.

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.





vi (1926), p.468.

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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