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Fochabers, High Street, Pringle Church (Former Free Church)

A Category C Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6134 / 57°36'48"N

Longitude: -3.0935 / 3°5'36"W

OS Eastings: 334767

OS Northings: 858686

OS Grid: NJ347586

Mapcode National: GBR L8QL.PMG

Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.GW4V

Entry Name: Fochabers, High Street, Pringle Church (Former Free Church)

Listing Date: 24 March 1988

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332282

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1601

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Bellie

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

D and R MacMillan, Aberdeen, architects. 1900. Gothic;
bullfaced rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. Principal S facing
gabled frontage with square tower and spire at SE angle.
Off-centre pointed-headed recessed entrance in base of tower
with shallow gabled detailing to doorpice. Tall, unstaged
tower with clasping buttresses, paired louvred lancets and
clock faces at upper level; corbelled wallhead with
crenellated parapet and angle pinnacles; octagonal facetted
spire with cast-iron weathervane. Large geometric tracery
window in centre in base of SW gallery stair projection.
5-bay buttressed flanks lit by paired hoodmoulded lancets
with lattice-pane glazing.
Slate roof; red tiled ridge; apex finials.
INTERIOR: remodelled and used as shop and museum.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use.

Superseded the earlier Free Church of 1845 in South Street.

Various architects entered designs which were adjudicated by

Andrew Maitland and Sons, architects, Tain, Easter Ross.

Built with money left to the Free Church in Fochabers by

Alexander Pringle, a collector of Inland Revenue and native

of the town.

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