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Abbey Parish Church, West Abbey Street, Arbroath

A Category B Listed Building in Arbroath, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5615 / 56°33'41"N

Longitude: -2.5817 / 2°34'54"W

OS Eastings: 364345

OS Northings: 741212

OS Grid: NO643412

Mapcode National: GBR VV.NQC4

Mapcode Global: WH8S8.9BVQ

Plus Code: 9C8VHC69+J8

Entry Name: Abbey Parish Church, West Abbey Street, Arbroath

Listing Name: West Abbey Street, Abbey Parish Church Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Church Halls

Listing Date: 9 September 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356388

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21136

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arbroath

County: Angus

Town: Arbroath

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Church building

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James MacLaren of Dundee, 1876-8, incorporating and
re-modelling 1797 church and with tower added at north end
of new west front. Gothic. All built of red sandstone with
polished dressings. Original building rectangular-plan with
gabled roof and altered openings, full-width addition to
west long wall (ie to West Abbey Street), shallow on plan
with steep piended roof, big traceried windows in shallow
advanced buttressed and pinnacled central gable; square tower
has chamfered angles, pointed openings and slated facetted
and lucarned squat spire with finial.
Iron-railed low boundary wall to West Abbey Street and
gabletted gatepiers.
CHURCH HALLS: there are 2 halls;
a) that to East Abbey Street is late Georgian, single storey,
piended, with symmetrical 9 (3+3+3)-bay front elevation;
painted ashlar; slated roof.
b) Hall to south of church is presumably by MacLaren and has
gable with 3 stepped hood-moulded lights to West Abbey

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Original contractors: John Shanks, Mason, Alexander

Macfarlane, Wright; John Dorward, Slater; James Key,


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