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Old Parish Church of Blackford

A Category B Listed Building in Blackford, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2638 / 56°15'49"N

Longitude: -3.7768 / 3°46'36"W

OS Eastings: 290040

OS Northings: 709339

OS Grid: NN900093

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.99H2

Mapcode Global: WH5PM.YTPH

Entry Name: Old Parish Church of Blackford

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335818

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4544

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Blackford

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathallan

Parish: Blackford

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

1738-9 (Dated A.M./W.1739 M). Roofless. Long rubble-
built rectangle approx. 77' x 25', birdcage bellcote W.
gable, symmetrical S. front with 3 doorways with
segment-headed fanlights and 2 pairs large square-headed
windows between. 2 small square windows over centre
(minister's) door. Straight skews stepped at half their
height, skewputts, porch and octagonal session house
added later, apparently before 1779, at centre S.
Originally had E. and W. galleries; altered Wm. Stirling
1820-1, narrow N. gallery inserted, N. gallery porch and
stair and N. fenestration altered. Round-arched channel-
jointed doorpiece inserted in E. wall later. Abandoned
1859.

Statement of Interest

The present parish church (Greek cross plan, small tower

with pyramid spire, plain gothic) is by David MacGibbon

1858 but is not of special note.

A Group. An unusually large well-designed and detailed

parish church for its dated.

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