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Free Church, Rothiemurchus

A Category B Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1755 / 57°10'31"N

Longitude: -3.8159 / 3°48'57"W

OS Eastings: 290309

OS Northings: 810866

OS Grid: NH903108

Mapcode National: GBR J9YR.GRW

Mapcode Global: WH5K5.CX42

Plus Code: 9C9R55GM+5J

Entry Name: Free Church, Rothiemurchus

Listing Name: Rothiemurchus, St. Columba's Church (Former Free Church Now Church of Scotland

Listing Date: 20 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330427

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB233

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200330427

Location: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Duthil And Rothiemurchus

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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D. Macmillan, Architect, Aberdeen, 1886. Romanesque,

rectangular church with long elevations E and W, projecting

gabled entrance porch at NW. Coursed pink granite W

frontage and N gable, harl pointed granite rubble rear and

S gable, tooled sandstone dressings. Round-headed

hood-moulded entrance in porch with double-leaf plank doors

with ornate cast-iron hinges; apex bellcote. 3-bay W

elevation with paired round-headed windows linked by

continuous blind arcade with pendant detailing matching

cushion capitals to nook-shaft. Similar blind arcading flanks

3 long lancets in N gable; square paned leaded glazing. Slate

roof with tile ridge.

Small gabled Minister's room at S gable. Interior:

Orientated N/S; pine plan dado and pine pews; panelled front

to raised Minister's desk under canopied tester with flanking round-headed doorpieces (to vestry) and panelled doors.

Similar double-leaf doors and round-headed doorpiece to main

entrance. Mural memorial to Rev. James Martineau 1805-1900.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Built at cost of

$1,000 and opened for worship, 15 Aug., 1886.

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