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Duirinish Parish Church, Skye

A Category A Listed Building in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4384 / 57°26'18"N

Longitude: -6.583 / 6°34'58"W

OS Eastings: 125088

OS Northings: 847951

OS Grid: NG250479

Mapcode National: GBR B942.1HL

Mapcode Global: WGX5L.V9FH

Plus Code: 9C9MCCQ8+9R

Entry Name: Duirinish Parish Church, Skye

Listing Name: Dunvegan Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330799

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB498

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Parish: Duirinish

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

1823-32. Simple tall Gothic Revival rectangular church with battlemented tower on NW elevation. Whitewashed rubble with dressed stone margins; orientated roughly SE/NW. Pointed headed entrance in base of 4-stage tower rising 2 short upper stages above apex of gable with angle pinnacles centre and 2 flanking windows; 3-bay side elevations each with 3 windows; 2 windows in east gable; all windows pointed headed with Y-tracery and glazing, some blind. Slate roof.

Interior: original fittings; galleried on 3 sides; panelled front to gallery borne on simple Roman Doric columns.

Octagonal panelled pulpit approached by flight of stairs to right, with penitent's platform to left. Panelled false door and doorpiece to rear with pinnacled polygonal groined sounding board with white ogee roof topped by wooden urn.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Good set sabre legged Elders' chairs.

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