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BANK STREET AND FRASER STREET, ST COLUMBA HIGH CHURCH (Ref:35150)

This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. 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.

Description

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.

Notes

Built as the Free High Church replacing a church of 1843. Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH, ed. Ewing, 208; INVERNESS COURIER. 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.

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