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Knockando Watch House and Burial Ground to Parish Church

A Category C Listed Building in Knockando, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4689 / 57°28'7"N

Longitude: -3.358 / 3°21'28"W

OS Eastings: 318643

OS Northings: 842881

OS Grid: NJ186428

Mapcode National: GBR L82Z.GH5

Mapcode Global: WH6K5.DJ5M

Entry Name: Knockando Watch House and Burial Ground to Parish Church

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340659

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8498

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Knockando

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Parish: Knockando

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

1757 on site of earlier church, repaired 1832, William
Robertson, Elgin; additions and re-modelling John Robertson,
Inverness, 1904-6. Harled, tooled ashlar margins and
dressings.
Original simple rectangular church with long elevations N and S.
fronted at S by 1904-6 4-bay aisle. Pointed-headed entrance
at SW in gabled bay. 2-stage drumtower in re-entrant angle
with belfry in louvred upper stage under conical slated roof.
3 cusped 2-light windows in centre of S elevation with
further large traceried window breaking wallhead in gabled
end bay. Similar 2-light fenestration in 4-bay N elevation.
Apse at E gable; pointed-headed entrance in E return gable of
S aisle.
Small single storey bowed vestry projects at W.
Apex crosses; slate roofs.
INTERIOR: re-modelled interior with Gothic detailing. E apse
houses organ; richly carved communion table and pulpit,
with bas-relief panels. Cluster pedestal to pulpit, Gothic
detailing to handrail. S aisle accommodates wide gallery,
further gallery at W, both with cusped panelled front; pine
pews. Braced rafter roof.
Single stained glass window in N wall bay, Douglas Strachan,
circa 1917.
WATCH HOUSE: small rectangular early 19th century, harl
pointed rubble watch house with doorway in gable and single
window. Local slate roof.
BURIAL GROUND: large irregular rubble walled burial ground;
rubble wall with tooled cope (1822). Pair carriage entrances
at E, each with bullfaced rubble gatepiers and pair spearhead
cast-iron gates.
Mainly 19th and 20th century tombstones.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Symbol stones set against E wall of burial ground are

Scheduled Monuments.

Enlarged 1904-5 at cost of ?1,000. ?500 donated by Lord Mount

Stephen and Strathcona, formerly Donald A Smith of Dufftown,

whose parents lived in Archiestown 1841-circa 1860.

Douglas Strachan window in memory of Lieut L R Cumming,

killed in action 1914. Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 1225.

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