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Boleskine Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2306 / 57°13'50"N

Longitude: -4.474 / 4°28'26"W

OS Eastings: 250756

OS Northings: 818248

OS Grid: NH507182

Mapcode National: GBR H9BM.1D8

Mapcode Global: WH3GD.7JSB

Entry Name: Boleskine Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332602

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1846

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

1777. Simple rectangular church, with long south facing
6-bay principal elevation. All grey granite rubble with tooled
rubble dressings. Doorways in each outer bay with double leaf
plank doors and rectangular fanlights. Pair round-headed
windows in bays 2 and 5, with 2 plain square headed in
centre; gallery windows in east and west gables; with small
later ground floor window in east gable lighting (later)
Minister's room. Multi-pane glazing.
Birdcage bellcote at west gable with moulded cornice topped
by ball finial; ball finial at east gable apex; flat skews;
slate roof.
Interior; simple interior re-cast in late 19th century (to
east). Wide panelled pulpit and Minister's desk. Gallery
across west end; plain pews.
Burial ground; roughly coped drystone walled square burial
ground encloses church; pair square tooled grey granite gate
piers with plain caps.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Church "...long and

narrow, resembling a barn more than a house meant for public

worship" (1835). Earlier church at Boleskine on Loch Ness

side.

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