William Hay, 1853. Early pointed, some very individual
detail. Squared granite rubble 4-bay nave with low lean-to
harthex, S.W. porch, clerestory of 1 and 2 windows
alternately. Central tower with lean-to aisles, no transepts;
2-light belfry stage windows, crowstepped saddleback roof
octagonal stair turret reaching half way up middle stage
only, short chancel with 3 stepped E. lancets. Interior:
square nave piers with stop chamfers, arches have chamfer
dying to square at springing. Plain sedilia, rich reredos of
5 cusped and gabled lancets with sculpture illustrating life
of Christ (1875).
Statement of Special Interest
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. For Wm. Hay see notes to St. James Episcopal Church Cruden. Designed when home on a
brief visit to his mother in Peterhead (for whom he designed)
22 Broad Street) after practising in Montreal and Chicago.
Returned to North America thereafter practising chiefly in
Toronto and Bermuda until 1864 when he settled in Edinburgh.