ACADEMY STREET, EAST PARISH CHURCH (Ref:35125)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 15/06/1981.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NH 066 045.
1798; almost entirely rebuilt, 1853 large additions, Ross & Macbeth, 1897-8. Behind the front of 1897-8 is the earlier building, a plain rubble-built galleried rectangle. Front of 1897-8. Lombardic Gothic, snecked, squared and stugged rubble with polished ashlar dressings. In centre broad gable containing gableted pointed-arched entrance under broad traceried windows; gable flanked at left by plain 2-storey stair tower containing door under pointed window with gableted dormerhead; at right of gable similar stair tower but surmounted by squat octagonal tower with cusped belfry openings and crenellated parapet with pinnacled angle bartizans and topped by short slated octagonal spire; at angles of main gable and towers pinnacled clasping buttresses.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Originally built as
Established chapel-of-ease, The Minister and congregation
came out at the Disruption and retained use of the church.
FASTI ECCLESIAE SCOTICANAE, vi, 468; ix, 653; William Ewing
ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, ii, 208, NEW
STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv, 29; INVERNESS COURIER, Aug 11,
1853; July 7, 1901; Jan 8, 1897; and information courtesy of
the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.
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