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Latitude: 57.6645 / 57°39'52"N
Longitude: -4.3424 / 4°20'32"W
OS Eastings: 260363
OS Northings: 866255
OS Grid: NH603662
Mapcode National: GBR H8NG.FNP
Mapcode Global: WH3DB.8MG6
Plus Code: 9C9QMM75+Q3
Entry Name: 1 The Chapel, Chapel Street, Evanton
Listing Name: Evanton, Former Secession Chapel
Listing Date: 25 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 339855
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7864
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Cromarty Firth
Traditional County: Ross-shire
Early 19th century, style of James Smith, 2-storey, 5-bay.
Almost square on plan, rubble with tooled ashlar dressings.
Advanced centre bay with centre hoodmoulded Minister's
entrance approached by flight steps; centre bay rises as
slender rectangular margined tower with 2 shaped stages and
ashlar clock face, terminating in moulded corniced platform
supporting pilastered bellcote with ogee cap and worn
weathervane. Pair doors in outer bays with roundheaded windows
above; similar roundheaded windows in inner centre bays,
formerly rising fullheight from ground floor, later divided
horizontally forming flat-headed windows in bays 2 and 4 of
ground floor. Later corniced tall wallhead stacks, rear
windows and door; piended slate roof.
Empty and in poor condition. Evanton dates from circa 1800,
laid out by Mr Fraser of Balconie (Evanton) to replace
former settlement of Drummond. Church terminates the main street
of planned village. Strong tradition of church secession
in Easter Ross; in Kiltearn Parish from 1770 till Disruption
of 1843. Building subsequently used as Free Church School,
appearing as such on 1st edition OS (1870). Much altered
building to west not listed.
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