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Parish Church And Churchyard, South Street, Milnathort

A Category B Listed Building in Kinross-shire, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2262 / 56°13'34"N

Longitude: -3.4209 / 3°25'15"W

OS Eastings: 311996

OS Northings: 704642

OS Grid: NO119046

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.CRDS

Mapcode Global: WH6R4.FR6T

Plus Code: 9C8R6HGH+FJ

Entry Name: Parish Church And Churchyard, South Street, Milnathort

Listing Name: South Street Former Milnathort Parish Church with Church Hall, Retaining Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 14 February 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351620

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17656

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Orwell

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Kinross-shire

Parish: Orwell

Traditional County: Kinross-shire

Tagged with: Church building Churchyard

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Description

J and W Ingram, 1867 to 1869. Rectangular plan gothic
church, 4-stage tower and spire, and adjoining single
storey church hall. Sandstone ashlar; base course;
string course at intervals; hoodmoulds with decorative
label stops to lancets; set-off ashlar buttresses with
saw-tooth coping. Galleried interior.
E. ELEVATION: tower set to outer right in angle,
intercepting skew of gabled elevation. Pointed arch door
at centre, flanked by lancets (decorative cast-iron
brackets to 2-leaf boarded door); buttresses flanking
to left and right, that to right continuing in upper
stages of tower; 4-light window above with reticulated
tracery; trefoil in gablehead and cross finial at apex.
Lancet to outer left.
TOWER AND SPIRE: 4-stage tower with gablet-coped angle
buttresses at SW corner, terminating in broached ashlar
spire. Further doorway in 1st stage to N elevation
(detailed as above), trefoil to W; lancets to each
elevation at 2nd and 3rd stage, those at 3rd stage
smaller and without hoodmould; 4th stage breaking
skewline to W, with paired and louvred lancets to N, S,
E and W. Spire 125' high; gabled ashlar lucarnes with
louvred openings; ring of 4 blind gablets at neck.
Decorative wrought-iron cross finial.
N (CHURCH STREET) ELEVATON: 6-bay with tower in outer
bay to left, tall lancets too remaining bays divided
by buttresses.
S ELEVATION: 6-bay; doorway in outer bay to right
(detailed as above) with small lancet above. Tall
lancets in remaining bays with buttresses dividing.
W ELEVATION: church hall adjoined at ground (see below).
Decorative rose window at centre and trefoil in
gablehead.
INTERIOR: horseshoe gallery open to W (liturgical E),
on moulded cast-iron columns with decorative capitals,
and with arcaded, gothic, timber balustrade; open
timber, ribbed ceiling.
CHURCH HALL: single storey, rectangular plan church
hall comprised of meeting room, Elders' Room and
Minister's Room, running length of W elevation with
doorway flanked by paired lancets and gablehead
oculus in gabled N elevation, 4 irregularly spaced and
windowed bays to W elevation and tripartite, pointed-
arch window with oculus above, in gabled Leaded diamond-
pane glazing pattern to church. Grey slate roof.
Saw-tooth ashlar coping to skews. Gablet ventilators.
RETAINING WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: low, sandstone
rubble walls with ashlar coping, broken by piers at
intervals (formerly with railings?). 2 pairs of
ashlar gatepiers with ashlar gablet caps. Decorative
cast-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such. Built as Milnathort UP church, to seat 700, and costing £3,000.

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