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Parish Church, Arrochar

A Category B Listed Building in Arrochar, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1948 / 56°11'41"N

Longitude: -4.748 / 4°44'52"W

OS Eastings: 229591

OS Northings: 703646

OS Grid: NN295036

Mapcode National: GBR 0D.FMBH

Mapcode Global: WH2L5.1K99

Plus Code: 9C8Q57V2+WQ

Entry Name: Parish Church, Arrochar

Listing Name: Arrochar Parish Church

Listing Date: 8 September 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331258

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB826

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arrochar

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Arrochar

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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1847. Tudor Gothic hall church with tower. Cement render with polished stone margins and dressings. Pointed-arch windows; chamfered reveals; hoodmoulds; base course; battered ashlar angle buttresses; saw-tooth coping; moulded skewputts. Tall gabled and crocketted pinnacles.

W ELEVATION: 3-stage entrance tower capped by pinnacled, battlemented parapet advanced at centre. Ashlar ground floor, pointed arch, panelled 2-leaf door at centre; roll-moulded and chamfered surround. Tall window above, leaded with ashlar mullion and transoms; upper part blocked. Tripartite louvered opening at belfry to W, hoodmould; similarly detailed bipartites on returns. Stepped corbelled battlemented parapet, corner pinnacles. Advanced lower porch bays flanking tower, lancets, blocking course. Gable behind with corner buttresses, pinnacles.

S ELEVATION: 4 lancets symmetrically disposed; Y-tracery, timber mullions, centre pair with timber transom.

E ELEVATION: broad gable, 2 broad lancets symmetrically disposed. Lower vestry block at ground, door at corner, Y-traceried windows.

Leaded and stained glass windows. Slate roof.


GRAVEYARD: 19th century with some interesting grave monuments, Celtic cross, urn memorials.

BOUNDARY WALL: low rubble walls with semicircular coping; railings on side wall of graveyard.

Statement of Interest

The church was built in 1847 to replace the old Parish church, which is standing but ruined at N side of church. The old church is listed separately.

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