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Old Parish Church, Halkirk

A Category B Listed Building in Halkirk, Highland

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Latitude: 58.5168 / 58°31'0"N

Longitude: -3.4862 / 3°29'10"W

OS Eastings: 313522

OS Northings: 959695

OS Grid: ND135596

Mapcode National: GBR K6R6.XD3

Mapcode Global: WH5BY.F649

Plus Code: 9CCRGG87+PG

Entry Name: Old Parish Church, Halkirk

Listing Name: Halkirk Village Old Parish Church and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 13 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339783

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7801

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Halkirk Auld Kirk

ID on this website: 200339783

Location: Halkirk

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Thurso and Northwest Caithness

Parish: Halkirk

Traditional County: Caithness

Tagged with: Church ruin

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1753, substantially repaired in 1833. Simple T-plan church,
the rear (north) wing slightly lower than main portion (and
possibly a later addition, of 1833?). All harled rubble with
tooled ashlar dressings and margins. Entrance now in east
elevation of rear wing. 2 large segmental headed windows in
centre of south elevation flanked by similar, smaller windows
in outer bays. Similarly detailed gallery windows in east and
west gables; ground floor window in west gable, blocked at
east. Multi- and 12-pane glazing with delicate astragals to
front elevation windows. Birdcage bellcote at west gable apex
with ball finialled, ogee cap; local slate roof.
Interior; all seats and fittings removed. Burial Ground; coped
flagstone rubble walled burial ground, tightly packed with
18th, 19th and 20th century table and upright tombs. 2 pairs
rubble gate piers.

Statement of Interest

Building no longer in ecclesiastical use.

Ground floor windows in east and west gables may have been

former entrances

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