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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
Entry Name: West Abbey Street, Abbey Parish Church Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Church Halls
Listing Date: 9 September 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 356388
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21136
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan
Traditional County: Angus
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
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
Ecclesiastical building in use as such.
Original contractors: John Shanks, Mason, Alexander
Macfarlane, Wright; John Dorward, Slater; James Key,
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