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ALTYRE, OLD CHURCHReference: LB15604

Status: Designated


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


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rafford

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 3576 55382
  • Coordinates303576, 855382


Roofless medieval church. Rubble, ashlar dressings.

Orientated to E. Shallow pointed-headed entrance at SW

mirrored by additional entrance opposite in N wall furnished

with draw-bar hole. 3 narrow pointed-headed lancets light

chancel end of S elevation, 2 further in centre of N wall. Pointed-headed window (formerly with simply Y-tracery) in

centre of E gable; paired windows, one on top of other reveal

later alterations in W gable.

3 tombs within church, a few outside.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 5809. Altyre formerly a parish in its own right but served from

Dallas; joined to Rafford parish 1659-1661. Tombstone within

church commemorates Robert Cumming of Logie, 1744-1812. Site

cleared and some masonry consolidation (Law and

Dunbar-Nasmith, architects) 1986.

Standing Stone to E (at NJ 039 553) is also a Scheduled Monument, No 1222.

Change of Category B to A 25.4.89.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1794-5, Witherington and Grant xvi,

1982), p.632. MacGibbon and Ross, THE ECCLESIASTICAL

ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND ii (1896), pp.290-2.

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