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This building is in the Highland Council and the Inverness Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 21/05/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NH 6637 4526.


William Robertson, 1836-37. Perpendicular with exaggerated

detail, ashlar. Gable front containing arched door with

rectangular hoodmould, surmounted by large traceried window

with ogee hoodmould. Gable flanked by octagonal angle

buttresses with crocketted finials linked by diagonally-set

screenwalls to lower octagonal pinnacled buttresses.

Interior, nave lengthened and chancel built, W L Carruthers,

1893-4, now 8-bay aisleless nave and chancel, Westminster

Palace Gothic roof. Reredos and altar, W L Carruthers after

suggestions by Peter Paul Pugin, 1893-4, of Caen stone,

Gothic. Some recent alterations to interior.


The former RC Chapel was behind the last Church. Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.


ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, INVERNESS. CENTENARY 1837-1937; National Monuments Record of Scotland; William Lewis, A TOPOGRAPHICAL GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND (1846); HISTORY OF INVERNESS p 79; Francis H Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND (1901); INVERNESS COURIER, March 28, 1893; and information courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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