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NESS WALK, CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (EPISCOPAL) (Ref:35330)

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 066 044.

Description

Alexander Ross, 1866-69. English Middle Pointed with French

outline, snecked pink Conon freestone rubble with cream

covesea stone dressings, roofed wih Westmoreland green

slates. Narthex, flanked by square-plan towers, nave and

aisles, slightly projecting transepts, choir and

demi-hexagonal apse-ended chancel, octagonal chapter-house

at liturgical NE Liturgical W front, nave gable flanked

by towers. Main entrance recessed in arch carried by 3

orders of shafts rising from panelled dado and crowned by

pierced traceried gablet, in tympanum, high-relief sculptured

group of Portland stone entrance flanked by piers with

crocketted pinnacles. Gable flanked by 3-stage tower with

angle buttresses, spires not yet built. Sculpture of W front,

by Earp, London, 1876, tympanum and statues of St Peter,

Paul, Andrew and John the Baptist.

Flanks low buttressed aisles and clerestory. Chapter house at

liturgical NE, octagonal buttresses.

Interior. Narthex divided from nave by glazed stone screen,

baptistry under liturgical SW tower. 4-bay nave arcade

carried on monolith columns of Peterhead red granite with

foliated freestone capitals, arches have hoodmoulds

springing from sculptured corbels. 2-light windows in aisles,

3-light clerestory windows. Transepts full height of nave;

arches at crossing rising full height of roof carried on

clustered columns; 5-light traceried windows in transept

gables. Aisled choir, apsidal chancel with 3 2-light

traceried windows at liturgical E end. Roof principals rise

from corbels, panelled wagon roof of varnished red pine

with stencilled patterns intended for colour decoration.

Sculptured corbels, Andrew Davidson and Alexander Ross,

1876.

Pulpit designed by Alexander Ross, executed by D & A

Davidson, Inverness, 1869, Caen stone, trefoil plan,

resting on columns of Abriachan granite, sides carved

with bas-relief panel and angels, separated by columns of

green marble, green marble cope.

Altar, 1869, front with trefoil headed arches with serpentine

marble shafts, panels of alabaster decorated with Christian

symbols in alabaster and crystal.

Reredos, Earp, 1869. Caen stone, 3 arches borne on Purbeck

marble columns and enclosing panels carved in high relief,

centre surmounted by carved and crocketted gablet, flanked

by buttresses surmounted by figures of angels.

Lectern, 1879, brass. Bishop's Throne, Andrew Fraser,

Inverness, 1869, carved oak cathedra.

Choir stalls, C Hodgson Fowler, Durham, and Alexander Ross,

1909, open carved screens of Austrian wainscott oak. Screen,

1923 as War Memorial, carved oak, Sir Robert Lorimer.

Font, James F Redfern, 1871, closely based on font in Church

of Our Lady, Copenhagen, by Thorwaldsen, marble, kneeling

angel bearing shell. Altar rails, Hart, Son, Peard & Co

London, 1869, brass. Mural Monument to Bishop William Hay

(d. 1707) 18th century marble tablet with swagged drapery.

Bust of Bishop Robert Eden (1804-86), Andrew Davidson, 1900,

white marble. Sedilia, 1871.

Stained Glass, Hardman & Co, nave and chancel windows,

1869; liturgical W window, 1887; liturical north transept

window, 1877; S transept window, 1887. Tiles, Minton, 1869.

Organ, Hill & Son, London, 1869. Bells, Warner & Son, London,

1869.

Notes

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.

References

INVERNESS ADVERTISER July 27, 1866; INVERNESS COURIER March 16, 1876, June 29, 1876, September 6, 1877 YEAR BOOK OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN SCOTLAND; ed Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND (1883); Alexander MacKenzie, GUIDE TO INVERNESS (1903) and information courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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