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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330714
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB439
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Black Isle
Traditional County: Ross-shire
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.
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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