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Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

A Category B Listed Building in Edderton, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8333 / 57°49'59"N

Longitude: -4.1737 / 4°10'25"W

OS Eastings: 271025

OS Northings: 884715

OS Grid: NH710847

Mapcode National: GBR J820.LXB

Mapcode Global: WH4DR.VCPR

Entry Name: Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332565

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1817

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edderton

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Parish: Edderton

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Description

1842. Style of James Smith. Imposing, Gothic facade; tooled
coursed rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. Centre projecting
tower with square base as Minister's porch with centre door,
2 octagonal stages with pointed-headed Y-traceried window
above, and louvred windows in second stage terminating with
bellcast slated octagonal spire with weathervane. Tower
flanked by two large 3-light traceried and mullioned Gothic
windows and by shallow projecting gallery stairwells in outer
bays; pointed-headed windows in ground and 1st floors of
outer bays, each bay with wide angle pilasters, angle
pinnacles and centre pediments with trefoil motif. 3-bay
flanks with centre projecting porches, flanked by blocked
Gothic windows with 3 similarly shaped windows above.
Intersecting astragals to windows; piended platform slate
roof.
Interior; 5-sided panelled galleried interior; gallery
supported on fluted cast-iron columns; pulpit replaced and
lowered; original ogee octagonal sounding board, with
delicate Adamesque "stucco duro" detailing on frieze.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Gallery partitioned

off and now disused. Sounding board and former pulpit similar

to those at Rosskeen Church (by James Smith)

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