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Insh Parish Church of Scotland and Burial Ground

A Category B Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1243 / 57°7'27"N

Longitude: -3.9245 / 3°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 283585

OS Northings: 805350

OS Grid: NH835053

Mapcode National: GBR J9PW.M1W

Mapcode Global: WH4JC.P6D8

Entry Name: Insh Parish Church of Scotland and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339631

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7668

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kingussie and Insh

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Kingussie And Insh

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Later 18th century, possibly incorporating earlier

site; 1828 and late 19th century alterations. Simple

rectangular church orientated E/W; white harled, tooled

granite ashlar margins and dressings. Round-headed

entrance in SW; 3 irregular spaced round-headed windows in

S (that in outer SE bay probably blocked door), pair

similar windows in N elevation (probably later), and long/

round-headed windows in E and W gables; multi-pane glazing

with intersecting astragals. W gable apex bellcote with

attentuated ball finial; local slate roof.

Interior; re-cast late 19th century. Simple pine dado and

boarded ceiling; panelled screen at W screening entrance

lobby and minister's room; late 19th century pews; 20th century octagonal pulpit, communion table and font.

Alcove in centre S wall (probably former minister's door)

with early copper bell and communion plate.

Burial ground; drystone walled burial ground with mainly

19th and 20th century tombs.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Commanding wooded site by Loch Insh.

Insh declared Quoad Sacra parish in 1828 when church

became a "Government" church; communion plate dated 1828

Mural plaque erected 1817 by George MacPherson Grant to

his parents John Macpherson (d. 1799) and Isabella Wilson

(d. 1784). Government manse designed by Thomas Telford

(1828) now Insh House.

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