NESS WALK, CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (EPISCOPAL) (Ref:35330)
This building is in the Highland Council and the
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.
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.
Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.
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
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