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St Mary's R.C. Church, Eskadale

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.423 / 57°25'22"N

Longitude: -4.577 / 4°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 245347

OS Northings: 839893

OS Grid: NH453398

Mapcode National: GBR H923.862

Mapcode Global: WH3FC.NPNB

Plus Code: 9C9QCCFF+55

Entry Name: St Mary's R.C. Church, Eskadale

Listing Name: Eskadale, St Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340168

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8105

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340168

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kiltarlity And Convinth

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Church building

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1826, using Norman style, with alterations and additions by
Peter Paul Pugin 1881. Symmetrical rectangular gable church
orientated E/W, with slightly lower and shorter 5-bay aisles
N and S. White harled, with broad splayed tooled ashlar
margins and dressings.
Round-headed entrance in centre of W gable with similar
entrances in N and S gable returns. Flanking lancets to W
entrance; 3 round-headed paired-light lattice-pane windows
above, the centre being taller. Similar windows in gables and
5-bay flanks.
Circular window (1881) with geometric tracery in centre E gable
with small occulus above. Cross finial at E gable apex, square
stumpy finials elsewhere; slate roof.
Interior; spacious interior with aisles divided from nave by
Neo-Norman arcade; small gallery at W with simple cast-iron
balustrade. Ornate Gothic reredos (1881) flanked by niches
with statues; Gothic canopied tomb chest in N wall of chancel
Late 19th century pews with "poppy head" ends. Mural
Burial ground; simple walled burial ground with 19th and 20th
century tombs. Lovat burial enclosure to W of church.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. "Neat Roman Catholic

chapel erected a few years ago by Lord Lovat at considerable

expense" (1841). Embellishments such as reredos and table

tomb by Peter Paul Pugin, 1881, executed as memorial to

Thomas, Lord Lovate (d. 1875). Carving of reredos and tomb by

Boulton of Cheltenham.

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