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Dores Parish Church

A Category C Listed Building in Dores, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.384 / 57°23'2"N

Longitude: -4.3289 / 4°19'43"W

OS Eastings: 260097

OS Northings: 835019

OS Grid: NH600350

Mapcode National: GBR H9P6.FTS

Mapcode Global: WH3FP.GNVP

Plus Code: 9C9Q9MMC+JF

Entry Name: Dores Parish Church

Listing Name: Dores Parish Church of Scotland, Sunday School Room (Former Watch-House) Burial Ground and War Memorial Entrance.

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330856

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB537

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dores

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Dores

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

1828 with later 19th century alterations and re-casting.
Rectangular church orientated E-W. All rubble with ashlar
base course; tooled and polished ashlar margins and
dressings. Original pointed-headed entrances, with
recessed doors and deeply chamfered architraves in outer
bays; double-leaf panelled doors with Gothic detailing.
4 long pointed-headed later 19th century windows rise
through wallhead into finialled gablets; similar
fenestration to rear. Single original hoodmoulded
pointed-headed windows with Y-tracery in east and west
gables. Lattice-pane glazing.
Later 19th century finialled Gothic bellcote at east gable.
apex; triangular skews and shaped skewputts of same date.
Slate roof; stone ridge.
Interior; re-cast to west with later 19th century
fittings. Off-centre octagonal cusped panelled pulpit and
back-board, with short stair with moulded handrail and
brass barley-sugar twist balusters. Gothic panelling to
east gallery front.
Sunday school room; simple rectangular harled former
watch-house; centre door and single modern window; end
stacks; slate roof.
Burial ground and entrance; large square rubble walled
burial ground; roughly/tooled cope to wall; 18th and 19th
century tomb stones.
Harled arched entrance with contrasting painted margins
and cornice; inscribed plaques with names of fallen of
1914-18 war, with further plaque added for 1939-45. Pair
wrought and cast-iron carriage gates.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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