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Daviot Parish Church of Scotland and Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4274 / 57°25'38"N

Longitude: -4.1276 / 4°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 272347

OS Northings: 839450

OS Grid: NH723394

Mapcode National: GBR J952.XQV

Mapcode Global: WH4GQ.KKQX

Entry Name: Daviot Parish Church of Scotland and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332409

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1700

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Daviot and Dunlichity

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Dated 1826. Rectangular harled church, with tooled ashlar
margins and dressings. Tooled and polished ashlar tower at
west gable.
Church orientated north/south, with roundheaded entrance and
similar gallery window in centre of north gable; double leaf
panelled door; apex ball finial. Long east and west
elevations dominated by centre Venetian window flanked by
long round-headed windows with intermediate buttressings
and small, later vestry window at SE; Crenellated wallhead
with stumpy angle pinnacles to east and west elevations;
ashlar angle margins; dated rainwater heads; slate roof.
Slender square, 5-storey tower abuts south gable; all tooled
and polished ashlar. Narrow door in base of tall ground floor
with small windows high in return gables, and stepped band
course from which rise 3 further, narrower stages, defined by
band courses and with round-headed or bull's eye lights. 4th
stage crowned with wide moulded cornice with angle ball
finials, from which narrow 5th storey rised, with square
louvred windows set in margined round-headed recesses in each
face, deep moulded cornice with stumpy angle pinnacles and
ashlar spire terminating in ball finialled gilded weather-
cock, from which the N, S, E, W, pointers are missing.
Interior; re-cast interior, lowered ceiling and west gallery,
new pews and fittings.
Burial Ground: roughly coped rubble walled burial ground
surrounds church; entrance flanked by simple square rubble
piers with shaped caps. 18th and 19th century tombs.

Statement of Interest

Building in ecclesiastical use as such. Daviot Parish joined

with Dunlichty in 1618. Church built at cost of $1,000 on

site of former church and free-standing bell tower, the

latter collapsed in 1865. Hillside site called Cnoc ant

Sagairt, the Priest's hill.

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