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St Drostan's Church

A Category B Listed Building in Alvie, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1175 / 57°7'3"N

Longitude: -3.9459 / 3°56'45"W

OS Eastings: 282268

OS Northings: 804633

OS Grid: NH822046

Mapcode National: GBR J9MX.971

Mapcode Global: WH4JC.CC7H

Entry Name: St Drostan's Church

Listing Date: 20 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335587

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4337

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alvie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Alvie

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Small simple late- or post-medieval ruinous church, with
plaques mounted in later pilasters flanking entrance dated
1780. Round-headed window in E gable; small similar
fenestration in 2-bay long N and S elevations; round-headed
entrance in centre W gable flanked by wide polished ashlar
granite corniced pilasters (1780) with inscribed
commemorative plaques, that to right fallen from seating
and propped against wall.
Rectangular rubble walled burial ground much overgrown
with 2 tombs visible.

Statement of Interest

Sole survivor of 3 early chapels in parish.

Ruinous in 1813. Plaque inscribed 'This tomb is Built by the

desire and at the Expense of Capt George Mackintosh Sixtieth

Regiment of Foot. He dyed the Eight of March 1780 of his age

66th year'.

2nd plaque (on ground) very worn.

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