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Parish Church, Church Of Scotland, Acharacle

A Category B Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7487 / 56°44'55"N

Longitude: -5.8036 / 5°48'12"W

OS Eastings: 167543

OS Northings: 768355

OS Grid: NM675683

Mapcode National: GBR DB1W.JFF

Mapcode Global: WGZCJ.TMKR

Plus Code: 9C8PP5XW+FH

Entry Name: Parish Church, Church Of Scotland, Acharacle

Listing Name: Archaracle Church of Scotland Parish Church and Burial Grounds

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330829

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB519

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ardnamurchan

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Thomas Telford, 1829. Simple rectangular Parliamentary church. Rubble 4-bay NE frontage, harled flanks and rear; tooled ashlar dressing. Double leaf doors in shallow pointed headed arches in outer bays (blocked at left); similar arch detail to windows in centre bays front and rear and single windows in NW and SE gables, with original cast-iron window frames with centre mullion, shallow Y-tracery and lattice-pane glazing. Standard Parliamentary church bellcote at SE gable apex; slate roof. Later small single storey vestry to rear.

Interior; simple interior re-orientated to SE gable.

Burial ground: church enclosed by simple rubble walled burial ground.

Additional walled burial ground to NE running down slope to road, with crenellated entrance arch as war memorial arch in bullfaced rubble, with plaques set in outer faces. Simple walls to lower burial ground with rounded roughly tooled copes.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Quoad Sacra parish.

Unusual variation of standard Parliamentary T-plan church -

no rear wing.

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