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Brechin Cathedral

A Category A Listed Building in Brechin, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7307 / 56°43'50"N

Longitude: -2.6615 / 2°39'41"W

OS Eastings: 359625

OS Northings: 760091

OS Grid: NO596600

Mapcode National: GBR WW.Z405

Mapcode Global: WH8RG.22XZ

Plus Code: 9C8VP8JQ+7C

Entry Name: Brechin Cathedral

Listing Name: Brechin Cathedral Church Lane.

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358002

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22439

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200358002

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Town: Brechin

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Cathedral Gothic art

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Main fabric dates from 12th century onwards. Aisleless choir
first pointed Gothic. West front and 70' tower begun 13th
century, completed 14th century. 58' stone spire added 15th
century, vaulted ground floor. 5-bay nave with octagonal
piers on south and alternately octagonal and clustered on
north. East responds and 2 piers of first pointed period,
the rest later. Clearstorey windows over piers, concealed
when nave reroofed and aisles rebuilt in single span in
1806 original transepts demolished same date. General
restoration 1899-1902, John Honeyman (Glasgow) architect.
South aisle and transept rebuilt in approximately original
form New north aisle and porch. Chancel restored in form
shorter than original. Queen's Aisle added on north rich
late decorated treatment. Fine stained glass by Henry
Holiday, William Wilson and others.

Statement of Interest

Bishoprics of Brechin and Dunblane founded towards close of reign of David I from the remains of the old Pictish Bishopric of Abernethy.

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