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Ness Walk, Cathedral Church of St Andrew (Episcopal)

A Category A Listed Building in Inverness West, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4745 / 57°28'28"N

Longitude: -4.2291 / 4°13'44"W

OS Eastings: 266421

OS Northings: 844883

OS Grid: NH664448

Mapcode National: GBR H8XZ.5HW

Mapcode Global: WH4GH.0DDB

Entry Name: Ness Walk, Cathedral Church of St Andrew (Episcopal)

Listing Date: 21 May 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 379884

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35330

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverness

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness West

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Alexander Ross, 1866-69. English Middle Pointed with French
outline, snecked pink Conon freestone rubble with cream
covesea stone dressings, roofed wih Westmoreland green
slates. Narthex, flanked by square-plan towers, nave and
aisles, slightly projecting transepts, choir and
demi-hexagonal apse-ended chancel, octagonal chapter-house
at liturgical NE Liturgical W front, nave gable flanked
by towers. Main entrance recessed in arch carried by 3
orders of shafts rising from panelled dado and crowned by
pierced traceried gablet, in tympanum, high-relief sculptured
group of Portland stone entrance flanked by piers with
crocketted pinnacles. Gable flanked by 3-stage tower with
angle buttresses, spires not yet built. Sculpture of W front,
by Earp, London, 1876, tympanum and statues of St Peter,
Paul, Andrew and John the Baptist.
Flanks low buttressed aisles and clerestory. Chapter house at
liturgical NE, octagonal buttresses.
Interior. Narthex divided from nave by glazed stone screen,
baptistry under liturgical SW tower. 4-bay nave arcade
carried on monolith columns of Peterhead red granite with
foliated freestone capitals, arches have hoodmoulds
springing from sculptured corbels. 2-light windows in aisles,
3-light clerestory windows. Transepts full height of nave;
arches at crossing rising full height of roof carried on
clustered columns; 5-light traceried windows in transept
gables. Aisled choir, apsidal chancel with 3 2-light
traceried windows at liturgical E end. Roof principals rise
from corbels, panelled wagon roof of varnished red pine
with stencilled patterns intended for colour decoration.
Sculptured corbels, Andrew Davidson and Alexander Ross,
1876.
Pulpit designed by Alexander Ross, executed by D & A
Davidson, Inverness, 1869, Caen stone, trefoil plan,
resting on columns of Abriachan granite, sides carved
with bas-relief panel and angels, separated by columns of
green marble, green marble cope.
Altar, 1869, front with trefoil headed arches with serpentine
marble shafts, panels of alabaster decorated with Christian
symbols in alabaster and crystal.
Reredos, Earp, 1869. Caen stone, 3 arches borne on Purbeck
marble columns and enclosing panels carved in high relief,
centre surmounted by carved and crocketted gablet, flanked
by buttresses surmounted by figures of angels.
Lectern, 1879, brass. Bishop's Throne, Andrew Fraser,
Inverness, 1869, carved oak cathedra.
Choir stalls, C Hodgson Fowler, Durham, and Alexander Ross,
1909, open carved screens of Austrian wainscott oak. Screen,
1923 as War Memorial, carved oak, Sir Robert Lorimer.
Font, James F Redfern, 1871, closely based on font in Church
of Our Lady, Copenhagen, by Thorwaldsen, marble, kneeling
angel bearing shell. Altar rails, Hart, Son, Peard & Co
London, 1869, brass. Mural Monument to Bishop William Hay
(d. 1707) 18th century marble tablet with swagged drapery.
Bust of Bishop Robert Eden (1804-86), Andrew Davidson, 1900,
white marble. Sedilia, 1871.
Stained Glass, Hardman & Co, nave and chancel windows,
1869; liturgical W window, 1887; liturical north transept
window, 1877; S transept window, 1887. Tiles, Minton, 1869.
Organ, Hill & Son, London, 1869. Bells, Warner & Son, London,
1869.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical Building in use as such.

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