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Gordonstoun, Michael Kirk (St Michael's Ogstoun) Burial Ground and Walls, Cross

A Category A Listed Building in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7029 / 57°42'10"N

Longitude: -3.3561 / 3°21'21"W

OS Eastings: 319281

OS Northings: 868934

OS Grid: NJ192689

Mapcode National: GBR L82C.HC2

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.FN36

Entry Name: Gordonstoun, Michael Kirk (St Michael's Ogstoun) Burial Ground and Walls, Cross

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333125

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2242

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

MICHAEL KIRK: dated 1705, restored and interior refurbished,
John Kinross, 1900-01. Gothic. Ashlar. Small 3-bay church
with large pointed windows with elaborate Y-tracery in E and
W gables. Centre S door with flanking windows; reveals with
half-round and fillet moulding decorated with stairs and
roses; flanking windows with Y-tracery and deeply moulded
architraves; continuous string course dropped under cills.
Square clear glass quarries; flat moulded skews; steeply
pitched West Highland slate roof with stone ridge and apex
urns.
INTERIOR: panelled throughout, 1900-01. Various mural
memorials including that to Sir Robert Gordon, died 1704
(possibly carved by John Faid, Elgin), and previous and
subsequent Gordons and Gordon Cummings. Chequered black and
white marble floor.
BURIAL GROUND: surrounded by simple stone walls with low,
coped, square dressed rubble gatepiers to E and W entrances;
western gatepiers have inset re-used 17th century carved
detailing.
CROSS: market cross type; tall, rectangular shaft with
chamfered and stopped angles; incised hammer mark; hole
probably for jougs; small star shaped finial with centre
hole; stands on simple square stone plinth.

Statement of Interest

Ecclecisiastical building in use as such in the charge of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Built by Dame Elizabeth Dunbar as a mausoleum in memory

of her husband, Sir Robert Gordon of Gordonstoun. Restored by

Lady (Florence) Gordon Cumming for use during her family's

summer residences at Gordonstoun from Altyre (Forres). Now

used as chapel for Gordonstoun School.

Altar moved to W end of church to increase seating

accommodation.

Parish of Ogstoun united with that of Kineddar in 1669 as

parish of Drainie. Old Drainie Church (1673); New Drainie

Church (1821, Gillespie Graham) dem. 1923. Ogstoun also

served as market site.

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