Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

BELLADRUM, THE TEMPLELB8075

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Kiltarlity And Convinth
NGR
NH 52057 41613
Coordinates
252057, 841613

Description

Reginald Fairlie, 1935. Small chapel, elongated octagon.

Small canted vestry against S wall. Tooled ashlar with

polished ashlar dressings.

Centre entrance in W face, doorway reached by small flight

steps; rolled moulding to architraves, wheel window above.

Doorway flanked by long, narrow square-headed windows with

traceried heads. Similar pair window at E, all windows having

either Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude or Justice carved

on lintels. Small cruciform light high in centre of E Wall.

Vestry has centre door with simple narrow flanking windows;

panelled teak doors to both entrances; lattice-pane glazing.

Stepped base course.

Deep moulded wallhead cornices; ogee fishscale roof to chapel

with short leaded ridge linking pair leaded apex crosses.

Facetted slate roof to vestry. Interior; doorway to vestry

with similar door as entrance, metal memorial plaque above

doorway under cornice supporting further inscribed ashlar

plaque. At E small round-headed niche closed by decorative

grill containing 2 urns. Moulded timber panelled roof with

Tudor rose bosses as intersections.

Free standing altar with cusped panelled front; simple

turned communion rails.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such. Sited on

small rise and screened by trees. Built by Mrs Merry of

Belladrum. Wall plaque reads "I have built this Memorial

Temple to the Glory of God to be a quiet resting place and a

holy shrine. Ida Merry of Belladrum, 14 August, 1935." Ashes

of W A Merry and Helen Eliza his wife contained in urns.

Slab tombstone outside to Col Eion J H Merry, 1904-1966.

References

Bibliography

Patrick Nuttgens, REGINALD FAIRLIE (1959), p.56.

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.

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