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Castlehill Church, High Street, Forres

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6086 / 57°36'31"N

Longitude: -3.6162 / 3°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 303530

OS Northings: 858777

OS Grid: NJ035587

Mapcode National: GBR K8FM.48C

Mapcode Global: WH5HB.F07Z

Plus Code: 9C9RJ95M+FG

Entry Name: Castlehill Church, High Street, Forres

Listing Name: High Street, Castlehill Church

Listing Date: 30 March 1983

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373032

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31721

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forres

County: Moray

Town: Forres

Electoral Ward: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

John Rhind, 1870-71. Decorated Gothic; cruciform plan.
Coursed, stugged rubble, tooled ashlar dressings, slated
roof. N gable to High street with large decorated and Gothic
window flanked by square porches with pointed arched doors,
moulded reveals and nook shafts; Y-tracery windows on return
elevation. Decorated parapet and angle pinnacles.
5-bay nave with paired lancets in aisles and geometric
traceried clerestory windows with gabled and finialled heads.
Tall transepts with decorated windows, single bay chancel.
N gable with decorated head and flanking moulded octagonal
buttresses rising through the parapet to form shafted and
gabletted pinnacles. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Originally United Presbyterian Church. Now converted

internally to serve as St Laurence Church Halls.

Corner site with Castlehill Road.

Former Item 107 (1983 Revised List)

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