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Parish Church, Fordyce

A Category B Listed Building in Fordyce, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6605 / 57°39'37"N

Longitude: -2.749 / 2°44'56"W

OS Eastings: 355406

OS Northings: 863646

OS Grid: NJ554636

Mapcode National: GBR M8KG.Z9M

Mapcode Global: WH7KM.RQ48

Plus Code: 9C9VM762+59

Entry Name: Parish Church, Fordyce

Listing Name: Fordyce Village, Church Street, Fordyce Parish Church (Church of Scotland) and Enclosing Walls

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343118

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10636

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200343118

Location: Fordyce

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Parish: Fordyce

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Dated 1804, renovated and re-cast, 1894. Substantial
rectangular church with 4-bay S elevation. Harled,
ashlar margins and dressings. Centre round-headed
and keystoned entrance with blocked imposts in E and W gables;
similarly detailed gallery window above and square loft
window in each gable. Regular round-headed keystoned
4-bay fenestration in long S elevation, no windows in N.
Multi-pane glazing. Late 19th century vestry window at
left of entrance.
Circa 1830 bellcote at E gable apex with anthemion angle
acroteria and shaped finial; ball finial at W; Banffshire
slate roof. 1702 bell.
INTERIOR: re-cast and diminished in size, 1894. 5-sided
gallery survives, but wall inserted to cut off W portion;
new wall fronted by large organ and by communion table; low
later 19th century octagonal pulpit stands near site of
original pulpit by S wall; plain pews; plank dado.
Various plain 19th century mural memorials.
ENCLOSING WALLS: coped rubble wall encloses church E and S;
pair flat arched entrances in E wall closed with double
leaf plank doors.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Church dated on

skewputts in E gable. Bellcote in style of circa 1830 and

probably designed by William Robertson of Elgin who worked

extensively for the Heritors, the Earls of Seafield.

1702 bell re-used from Old Church.

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