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Macduff Parish Church, Church Street, Macduff

A Category B Listed Building in Macduff, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.6681 / 57°40'5"N

Longitude: -2.5022 / 2°30'7"W

OS Eastings: 370141

OS Northings: 864358

OS Grid: NJ701643

Mapcode National: GBR N85G.BFJ

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.JJQD

Plus Code: 9C9VMF9X+64

Entry Name: Macduff Parish Church, Church Street, Macduff

Listing Name: Church Street, Doune Church of Scotland, Church Cottage and Burial Ground

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382752

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37616

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Doune Church of Scotland

ID on this website: 200382752

Location: Macduff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Macduff

Electoral Ward: Troup

Traditional County: Banffshire

Tagged with: Church building

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1805, Remodelled by James Matthews, Aberdeen 1865.
Rectangular church with tower abutting centre of long N
elevation and with gabled (1865) porches at E and W gables.
Harled with extensive use of ashlar in margins and in
dressings, particularly in pointed keystoned lintels above
round-headed windows.
Gabled entrance porches abut E and W gables, the principal
and larger porch at E with side doorways and front gable lit
by 3 narrow round-headed windows, similar gallery
fenestration in E and W gables. 3 long round-headed windows
light S elevation and similar paired windows flank projecting
square tower at N. All windows with shaped and keystoned
lintel detailing and with horizontal glazing (2 with stained
glass), the larger with additional geometric glazing pattern
at head of window.
3-stage domed tower at N, the lower 2 stages probably of 1805
date corniced 1st stage with wide angle pilasters surmounted
by 1865 square belfry with paired round-headed louvred
windows in each face and surmounted by domed leaded roof with
cupola and with clock faces (1963) at E and N on bracketted
Decorative cast-iron apex finials; slate roofs.
INTERIOR: lofty galleried interior; most fittings date from
1865 except late 19th century pulpit. 5-sided gallery with
panelled front; late 19th century organ fronted by square
pulpit approached by flight of stairs with decorative
cast-iron balustrade. 2 stained glass windows in N wall of
20th century design by The Abbey Studios.
CHURCH COTTAGE (BEADLE'S RESIDENCE): sited close to church
within burial ground. Mid 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay
cottage. Harled, contrasting painted margins. Centre door
masked by projecting modern gabled porch; 3-pane glazing
(2-pane upper sashes). End stacks; slate roof.
BURIAL GROUND: burial ground enclosed by high rubble wall;
main entrance at E flanked by tooled granite gatepiers and
closed by cast-iron carriage gates; pedestrian entrance
flanked by similar piers at N 19th and 20th century

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Church built in 1805 by James, 2nd Earl of Fife as a chapel

of ease for Macduff, Gamrie parish church sited too far

distant for worship.

Stained glass windows signed CW or WC in monogram form.

Small plaque above entrance at base of tower inscribed 'Town

Clock installed June 1863'.

Photograph of (?)1865 pulpit hung in entrance hall.

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