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Latitude: 57.691 / 57°41'27"N
Longitude: -4.2749 / 4°16'29"W
OS Eastings: 264485
OS Northings: 869074
OS Grid: NH644690
Mapcode National: GBR H8TD.8KJ
Mapcode Global: WH3D5.9YKC
Plus Code: 9C9QMPRG+C2
Entry Name: Alness Parish Church, Alness
Listing Name: Alness Old Parish Church and Burial Ground
Listing Date: 25 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330608
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB365
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth
Traditional County: Ross-shire
Church, now roofless, dated 1625 (bellcote), 1672 (lintel)
and 1775 (skew). 1672 T-plan church incorporating earlier
work, renovated 1775-80. Harled with ashlar margins.
Symmetrical south elevation with paired ground and gallery
windows in outer bays and pair long central windows in centre
bay. Bellcote with stumpy finials at west apex, ball finial
at east and thistle finial at north; moulded and initialled
jambs to north door (which probably gave access to former
Novar aisle). Additional later extension to north gable with
wide blocked doors (possibly stabling/carriage house for
Novar aisle). External gallery stair to east gable; also
burial enclosure with Munro eagle (Novar) dated 1671.
Semi-circular mural recess in NE internal wall, probably for
Burial ground; coped, rubble walled burial ground with
interesting 17th, 18th and 19th century tombs.
Lintel in north inscribed; "Mortis meditatio vita est 16 WML
IMT 72" (To think on Death is Life).
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