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Church Street, East Parish Church

A Category A Listed Building in Cromarty, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.679 / 57°40'44"N

Longitude: -4.0291 / 4°1'44"W

OS Eastings: 279095

OS Northings: 867267

OS Grid: NH790672

Mapcode National: GBR J8FF.748

Mapcode Global: WH4FM.28N2

Entry Name: Church Street, East Parish Church

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359373

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23595

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cromarty

County: Highland

Town: Cromarty

Electoral Ward: Black Isle

Traditional County: Cromartyshire

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Description

Early 17th century low rectangular harled church with north aisle added circa 1740 to form T plan; 3 small porches of 1848 at each gable, that at east incorporating vestry; 1799 bellcote with stumpy pinnacles each corner. Plain square headed windows to ground floor and galleries; 2 early 18th century rounded headed windows with later Gothick astragals flank pulpit on south wall.

Slate roof, stone ridge, ball finials. Simple early 18th century interior; pews in aisles, galleries east, north and west. To east Cromartie aisle with classical front, Doric entablature and fluted Ionic columns carrying wide segmental arch. Plain pilasters and piers at rear. To west, simpler Scholars' Loft with panelled breast. Plain north gallery of mid 18th century with dated 1741 and 1788 together with initials of some of the early pew occupants. Joists are bare and some studded with long nails as hat pegs. All wood-work pine, some traces of green paint in west gallery, and some re-used painted boards. Pulpit of 1915.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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