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Erchless Church Of Scotland Manse, Struy

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

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Latitude: 57.4295 / 57°25'46"N

Longitude: -4.6577 / 4°39'27"W

OS Eastings: 240532

OS Northings: 840804

OS Grid: NH405408

Mapcode National: GBR G9W2.M8Q

Mapcode Global: WH2D6.FJ8B

Plus Code: 9C9QC8HR+RW

Entry Name: Erchless Church Of Scotland Manse, Struy

Listing Name: Struy, Former Erchless Church of Scotland Manse

Listing Date: 17 April 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340172

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8108

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340172

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kiltarlity And Convinth

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Manse

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Circa 1880, style of Alexander Ross, Inverness. Asymmetrical

2-storey S facing house of 3 bays. Tooled and coursed pink

rubble, contrasting polished sandstone ashlar dressings.

Advanced and gable E bay with near centre entrance in re-

entrant angle masked by square portico supported by columns

with stiff leaf capitals, stepped parapet and centre blank

shield. Entrance flanked by tripartites with shallow pointed-

heads and shafted jambs; bipartites in outer bays of 1st

floor, to W rising through wall-head under decorative gablet.

Both 1st floor windows with shafter jambs, nail-head

detailing to lintels under pointed-headed hoodmoulds.

Canted bay window at W gable with crenellated parapet and 1st

floor window, both detailed as in S elevation.

To rear, 2-storey, 2-bay wing projects at NE, with further

single storey, single bay (possibly later) wing in re-entrant


2-pane glazing; flat skews with decorative skewputts; apex

finials; end and wallhead stacks; slate roof.

Interior; original fittings mostly survive. Plain black marble chimneypiece in dining room (W) and similar white marble in E

front room. Pine shutters to windows, panelled pine doors and

moulded doorpieces; semi-circular stairwell to rear with

decorative cast-iron balustrade.

Statement of Interest

Church of Scotland built at Struy in 1839 by Chisholm of

Chisholm, the area being distant from Parish churches of

both Kiltarlity and Kilmorack. Church appears to have been

served by visiting Ministers until James Fraser appointed 1st

Minister in 1881 and parish erected in 1884. Church now

gutted (1884).

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