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Church Of The Holy Spirit, St Fillans

A Category C Listed Building in Crieff, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3909 / 56°23'27"N

Longitude: -4.1123 / 4°6'44"W

OS Eastings: 269699

OS Northings: 724072

OS Grid: NN696240

Mapcode National: GBR 15.163Y

Mapcode Global: WH4MR.SMYJ

Plus Code: 9C8Q9VRQ+93

Entry Name: Church Of The Holy Spirit, St Fillans

Listing Name: St Fillans, the Old Church, Former Church of the Holy Spirit Including Steps and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 20 March 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 337754

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6227

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Comrie

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathearn

Parish: Comrie

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Possibly Andrew Heiton Senior or Junior, 1856 with later porch, probably by the same architect. Single storey, rectangular-plan, gothic former Free Church (now converted to a house, 2005) orientated N-S, with gothic porch to S gable, slightly lower former vestry to N gable, gablehead bellcote, and large skewputts. The principal openings have chamfered corners. A boldly-detailed church, raised on a bank and thereby commanding a prominent position on the main road through St Fillans.

Pointed-arch entrance to porch with stripy voussoirs and pilastered, trefoil-headed inset. The porch also has carved detailing and finial to its gable apex, swept skews, lancet windows to its side elevations and diagonal corner buttresses. There are 4 steps up to the porch and a further 2 inside it. There are 2 lancet windows flanking the porch to the S gable and a pointed-arch bellcote to the gable apex. The windows to the E and W elevations are shouldered: there is a double light with central mullion, flanked by single lights to each elevation. The N gable is jerkin-headed and the gabled former vestry is advanced to one side of it.

Interior: access to the interior was not possible during the 2005 survey.

Materials: pink sandstone ashlar with cream sandstone dressings to S (principal) elevation; whinstone rubble with sandstone dressings to sides and rear. 2-leaf timber-boarded front door; 2-leaf glazed timber door to W elevation of vestry. Diamond-pane cast iron windows. Grey slate roof; some Velux windows.

Boundary Walls and Steps: low, ashlar-coped boundary/retaining walls to main road; small pyramidal-capped piers flanking 8 ashlar steps at entrance.

Statement of Interest

No longer in ecclesiastical use. Built as a Free Church by Peter Drummond of Drumearn. The porch appears to be a later addition, as it cuts across the voussoirs of the pointed-arch surround of the principal entrance. The porch is shown on the 2nd edition OS map (circa 1898), and the 1st edition OS map was only published in a scale that is too small to show whether the porch was there or not. Church records show that improvements were carried out in 1876.

The church was sold to the Episcopal Church in 1936.

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