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Avoch Parish Church, Braehead, Avoch

A Category B Listed Building in Avoch, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5684 / 57°34'6"N

Longitude: -4.1731 / 4°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 270116

OS Northings: 855228

OS Grid: NH701552

Mapcode National: GBR J82Q.F5L

Mapcode Global: WH4G3.V1Z9

Plus Code: 9C9QHR9G+9Q

Entry Name: Avoch Parish Church, Braehead, Avoch

Listing Name: Avoch Village Braehead, Avoch Parish Church

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330714

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB439

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avoch

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Parish: Avoch

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Description

Alexander Ross 1870-1872.
Orientated east/west with large Decorated Gothic window west
gable and 3 small quatrefoil lights below.
East rose window set in pointed opening with 2 narrow
lancets below. 4 Buttressed bays of lancets at flanks
with vestry at NE. Steeple of idiosyncratic broached form;
gabletted belfry stage and small lucarnes above. Base of
tower forms porch, its piers having stiff leaf capitals,
those flanking doorway also having carved beasts. Dressed red
sandstone rubble; pale ashlar dressings, either polished or
stugged and broached. Interior has original fittings of red
pine and braced collar roof.
Stained glass: west window by Barnett of Newcastle.
Inside vestry, inset in wall, a pre-Reformation stone
Sacrament House measuring 4'2 1/2" x 2'7" overall, with
chalice in central label and cupboard below with renewed door
and lining, but earlier hinges, measuring 1'10" x 1'2" deep,
the whole framed with bead and hollow moulding.

Statement of Interest

Standing in graveyard and on site of previous church of 1670

mentioned in New Statistical Account, and probably churches

prior to that. Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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