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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Edinkillie

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 1985 46579
  • Coordinates301985, 846579


1741, renovated 1813. Simple rectangular church with long 6-

bay S elevation. Harled with ashlar margins and dressings. 3

irregular piended or gabled projections at rear, with

entrances in outer return re-entrant angles with window above,

and housing stairwell and vestry. Later single keystoned

oculus in outer bays. 6 square-headed symmetrical windows

in S elevation; round-headed keystoned gallery window with

block imposts lights each gable.

Multi-pane glazing; simple bellcote at W gable, finial at E;

slate roof. Mural memorial plaque at base of W gable.

INTERIOR: galleried interior to 3 sides, narrow at S and

largely infilled by 1941 organ. Panelled demi-octagonal

pulpit in centre S wall with similarly shaped sounding board;

panelled back-board with flanking fluted pilasters. Plain

pine pews; simple shallow panelling to gallery front; 1941

Communion table.

Simple pine dado to entrance passage accommodating re-set

stone armorial dated 166?6, initialled MD and with worn


WATCH HOUSE- early 19th century rubble hexagonal watch house

with centre door in N face and flanking windows; rear

wallhead stack; facetted local slate roof; apex ball finial.

Former manse garden wall abuts watch house each side.

BURIAL GROUND: drystone wall encloses burial ground; squat

round rubble piers flank entrance with round stone caps.

18th and 19th century tombstones.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Re-set armorial in church initialled MD (Mark?) Dunbar with

Dunbar coat of arms. The Dunbars owned Dunphail castle during

16th, 17th and early 18th centuries.

Mural plaque and tomb at W gable to Sir Thomas Dick Lauder of Fountainhall and Relugas, author of 'An Account of the Great

Floods of August 1829' who died in Edinburgh 29th May 1848.

Fine row of Collection Ladles hang in entrance passage.

Communion table given in memory of Fl Lt Robert Bruce of

Glenerney, killed in action 1941.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xx (1792-3) Witherington and Grant

ed. vol. xvi (1982),, pp. 584-5. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii

(1842), p. 192. George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1600-1843 (1957), pp. 79, 266.

Angus Howat and Mike Seton, CHURCHES OF MORAY (1981), p. 19.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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