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Alyth High Parish Church

A Category B Listed Building in Alyth, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6245 / 56°37'28"N

Longitude: -3.2348 / 3°14'5"W

OS Eastings: 324335

OS Northings: 748750

OS Grid: NO243487

Mapcode National: GBR VC.6NHX

Mapcode Global: WH6P9.8RWG

Entry Name: Alyth High Parish Church

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356250

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21037

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alyth

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Alyth

Electoral Ward: Strathmore

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Thomas Hamilton 1837-9 Neo-Norman, Greek cross plan with
W. tower and stone spire, red stugged ashlar, elaborate
detail. Large 4-light windows with wheel tracery in
E. N & S gables. Renovated 1934. Cross-slab (found 1887 in
manse garden) within porch, gneiss 4' 6" x 1' 7" x 6"
simple incised cross with whorls in angles, double disc and
Z-rod on back; funeral hatchment to Sir G. Ramsay of
Bamff 1790/1.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. The building history

is of ususual interest. On 20th February 1824 David Neave,

architect, John Scott, mason and David Walker, slater,

inspected the old church (item 5). As a result Neave and

Carver both made plans for its improvement. On the advice of

John Smyth W.S. of Balhary, these were referred to Geo.

Alexander Supt of Public Works at Perth who decerned for

a new church October 1825.

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