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Latitude: 57.469 / 57°28'8"N
Longitude: -3.2293 / 3°13'45"W
OS Eastings: 326362
OS Northings: 842749
OS Grid: NJ263427
Mapcode National: GBR L8DZ.FDX
Mapcode Global: WH6K7.CJGJ
Plus Code: 9C9RFQ9C+J7
Entry Name: Remains of Old Parish Church, Aberlour
Listing Name: Aberlour Burial Ground, Remains of Former Parish Church of St Drostan, (Dunstan or Durston) and Macpherson Grant Mausoleum
Listing Date: 9 November 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333258
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2347
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet
Traditional County: Banffshire
Large irregularly shaped walled burial ground. Rubble walls,
containing 17th and 18th century mural monuments; later walls
at E, W and S mainly dating from 1869 (A and W Reid, Elgin).
Square tooled ashlar piers flank entrance from lane (by Lour
Burn) with shallow pyramidal caps and pair spearhead
cast-iron gates. Flight of steps flanked at top and bottom by
similar piers lead from main road, also with cast-iron
spearhead gates and similar flanking railings.
ST DROSTAN'S CHURCH: Ivy clad ruin of S transept of former
(?medieval) church stands within burial ground.
MACPHERSON GRANT MAUSOLEUM: circa 1877, style of Alexander
Ross or A and W Reid; Gothic; tall, tooled and polished
ashlar buttressed rectangular mausoleum with pointed-headed
entrance in centre S gable; nookshafts, hoodmould with carved
stops, double leaf plank doors with decorative cast-iron
hinges. Cusped niche above coat of arms. Apex crosses,
saw-toothed skews, steeply pitched slate roof.
Interesting mural monuments survive, one dated 1663; 1664 to
Innes' of Kinermonie and another dated 1761 to Anderson
family of Mudhouse, Craigellachie.
Parish Church of St Drostan replaced in 1812 by predecessor
of present parish church, sited within Aberlour Burgh,
N portion of burial ground wall marks boundary between parish
Aberlour old parish manse demolished in 1869 and site
incorporated in burial ground.
Miss Macpherson Grant of Aberlour House died aged 43 in 1877.
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