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Parish Church of Skene

A Category B Listed Building in Westhill and District, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1593 / 57°9'33"N

Longitude: -2.3275 / 2°19'38"W

OS Eastings: 380289

OS Northings: 807653

OS Grid: NJ802076

Mapcode National: GBR XC.MV1N

Mapcode Global: WH8PH.69YY

Entry Name: Parish Church of Skene

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350246

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16514

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Skene

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Parish: Skene

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

William and Andrew Clerk (?) 1801. Gothick. Rectangular plan,
harled with margins piend roof; original glazing; 2-window
E. and W. with centre circular window and doorway; W.
frontage has superior finish with pilastered centre mullions.
4-window S. frontage, centre w slightly advanced with gable
quatrefoil and bellcote dating from repairs of 1840, John
Smith, architect. Session room dated 1884 in style of
original. Interior: originally U-plan with central pulpit.
Remodelled with W. gallery (original R-doric columns and
gallery front re-used) G. Bennet Mitchell 1932. Wood ceiling
with cavetto cornice. Mowat Bell 1735.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Detail closely

similar to Parish Church of Echt. The Clerks are known

to have designed the Old Parish Church at Crathie (memorial

stone inscription) whose main frontage reproduced the

S. front of Skene in design if not scale. The doors were in the

gables as at Skene but there were no flanking windows.

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