CHURCH ROAD, ST RUFUS CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND), ENCLOSING WALLS AND GATEPIERS (Ref:35629)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 22/02/1972.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 430 508.
James Gillespie Graham, dated 1816. Alterations James Matthews, Aberdeen 1875. Large perpendicular Gothic church; 5-bay buttressed long elevations at N and S; 4-stage tower at W. Mixed rubble, tooled and polished sandstone ashlar dressings. Wide E gable, central shallow entrance porch with angle buttresses and crenellated wallhead. Tall hoodmoulded blind flanking windows; squat traceried window above to light gallery. Set-off buttresses to long elevations with hoodmoulded perpendicular traceried windows; crenellated wallhead; crowstepped gables; cross finial at E; slate roof. 4-stage tower in centre W gable; N and S entrances in base (blind at N, dated at S). Angle buttresses; diminishing stages; crenellated wallhead with crocketted angle pinnacles. Clock faces at N, S and W set in Gothic Perpendicular detailed frames. INTERIOR: entrance lobby at E with mirrored stairs to gallery; horse-shoe gallery supported by cast-iron cluster columns with cusped panelled front with centre gilded Seafield coat-of-arms. Organ in carved case at W fronted by carved and panelled rectangular pulpit reached by short flight steps with brass handrail. Mural aumbry of circa 1500, said to be Sacrament House, from old Keith church (formerly sited in present burial ground) re-set in W wall to left of pulpit. Aumbry initialled I O with worn inscription, infilled with carved monogram possibly former finial. ENCLOSING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: church surrounded by coped rubble walls; entrance flanked with square ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps; pair cast-iron carriage gates.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
Sacrament House from pre-Reformation church which formerly
stood in ld burial ground (and replaced by present St Rufus
church) re-set as memorial to James Duncan of Keith, died
1970. Initialled IO for (?) James Ogilvie (Ogilvie family
occupied Milton Tower).
Bellcote from old church re-used on Botriphnie Parish Church.
Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88
Scottish Record Office CH2/342/9/221. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT
XIII (1842), P. 391. ABERDEEN JOURNAL, April 28, 1875.
Advertisement for tenders. George Hay, THE ARCHITECTURE OF
SCOTTISH POST-REFORMATION CHURCHES 1560-1843 (1957), pp. 141,
251. Angus J Howat and Mike Seton, CHURCHES IN MORAY (1981),
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