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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: 15/06/1981


  • Local Authority: Highland
  • Planning Authority: Highland
  • Burgh: Inverness

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNH 66533 45354
  • Coordinates266533, 845354


Mackenzie & Matthews, 1850-52. Perpendicular detail, coursed

rubble with ashlar dressings. 4-bay nave and aisles. Gable

front to Bank Street; gable of nave contains 4-centred arch

under Tudor hoodmould with above 4-light window; at right,

end of south-east aisle has pointed-arched door under

hoodmould with above cusped lancet, at left, 4-stage tower

with octagonal spire, tower having diagonal buttresses,

gableted clock-tower paired pointed arches to belfry and

parapet. Spire originally supported by flying buttresses

from angles of tower. At north-east end of church, transeptal

sanctuary added, John Rhind, 1866. Interior restored after

fire, Leslie Grahame Macdougall, circa 1945; south-west

gallery; stained glass rose window by Gordon Webster.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as the Free High Church replacing a church of 1843.

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.




March 20, 1851; INVERNESS ADVERTISER, July 8, 1851; INVERNESS

ADVERTISER Feb. 2 and Nov. 27, 1866; William Glasham, "Old

Houses and Churches", THE HUB OF THE HIGHLANDS, 173; Alexander

Mackenzie GUIDE TO INVERNESS (1903); and information courtesy

of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

About Designations

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.

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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. 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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