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Free Church, Fassifern Road, Fort William

A Category C Listed Building in Fort William, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.817 / 56°49'1"N

Longitude: -5.111 / 5°6'39"W

OS Eastings: 210214

OS Northings: 773815

OS Grid: NN102738

Mapcode National: GBR FBRP.X6V

Mapcode Global: WH1FR.GXDD

Plus Code: 9C8PRV8Q+QH

Entry Name: Free Church, Fassifern Road, Fort William

Listing Name: Fassifern Road, Macintosh Memorial Church of Scotland Former Free Church

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373109

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31784

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fort William

County: Highland

Town: Fort William

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Sydney Mitchell, 1890. Plain rectangular church, orientated

east-west on steeply sloping north facing site. All sneck

coursed bullfaced rubble with tooled ashlar dressings. Aisle,

lower in height, aligned to north elevation, terminating

against substantial square 2-stage tower at NW.

Square entrance porch at west gable, pointed-headed entrance, crenellated wallhead. Church lit by 3 paired pointed-headed

lancets with Y-tracery in west gable, 5-light Y-traceried

window in east gable and 4 pointed-headed windows in north

and south elevations. North elevation has substantial raised

basement front lit by 2 wide Y-traceried windows and fronted

by large modern flat roofed projecting hall on stilt

foundations. Lattice glazing. 2-stage square tower at NW lit

by single hoodmoulded pointed-headed window in north and

west; paired louvred lancets in each face of upper stage

linked by cill band; crenellated wallhead with stumpy angle

finials; squat pyramidal roof with apex weathervane. Slate

roofs.

Interior; aisle divided by slender octagonal wooden columns

with paired brackets springing from capitals; shallow braced

ceiling with compartments decorated with stars. Simple pews;

gallery at west.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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