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Latitude: 57.6407 / 57°38'26"N
Longitude: -2.831 / 2°49'51"W
OS Eastings: 350487
OS Northings: 861505
OS Grid: NJ504615
Mapcode National: GBR M8CJ.HTT
Mapcode Global: WH7KS.H64V
Plus Code: 9C9VJ5R9+7J
Entry Name: St John's Church, Deskford
Listing Name: St John's Church (Church of Scotland)
Listing Date: 24 March 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333094
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2212
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Keith and Cullen
Traditional County: Banffshire
John Miller, Cullen, dated 1871. Cruciform Gothic church
orientated to E with entrance in W gable. Harled rubble,
tooled and polished ashlar dressings and margins. Slightly
advanced and pinnacled centre bay in W gable with centre
entrance under pointed-headed Y-tracery light and with
double-leaf plank doors with ornate cast-iron hinges.
Large 2-light window above with flanking smaller
pointed-headed lights, all under hoodmoulds. Apex bellcot.
5-bay flanks including shallow transepts with large
traceried windows, in N transept incorporating decorative
R and cross. Narrow hoodmould pointed-headed windows
elsewhere; lattice-pane glazing with coloured margins.
Apex cross finial; slate roof.
INTERIOR: simple galleried interior with stencilled
decoration to walls.
Coped rubble wall encloses church, low at W (fronting road)
and capped with cast-iron spearhead railings.
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
Superseded ruinous building in burial ground at Kirkton.
John Miller was architect and master of works at Cullen
House (Seafield Estates); he died 1880. Foundation stone
laid (after completion of church) by Lord Reidhaven in
presence of Earl and Countess of Seafield 13 March, 1872.
Bell in bellcote re-used from old church. War memorial
1914-19 stands in front of church.
Decorative window tracery incorporates R for Reidhaven;
similar work in Grantown-on-Spey parish church, also
gifted by Seafield family (1884-6)
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