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The High Church And Church Hall, High Street, Nairn

A Category B Listed Building in Nairn, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5831 / 57°34'59"N

Longitude: -3.8705 / 3°52'13"W

OS Eastings: 288259

OS Northings: 856322

OS Grid: NH882563

Mapcode National: GBR J8TP.7S7

Mapcode Global: WH4G2.JN4L

Plus Code: 9C9RH4MH+6R

Entry Name: The High Church And Church Hall, High Street, Nairn

Listing Name: High Street, St Ninian`s Church and Parish Hall

Listing Date: 12 March 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383808

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38442

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: St Ninian's Church, Nairn

ID on this website: 200383808

Location: Nairn

County: Highland

Town: Nairn

Electoral Ward: Nairn and Cawdor

Traditional County: Nairnshire

Tagged with: Church building Church hall

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A Maitland and Sons, Tain 1880/82. Early French Gothic.
Designed to give appearance of nave and aisles; tall 3-stage
tower and spire.
West front: buttressed, gabled entrance, pair of recessed
doors with nook shafts and trumeau, cusped heads under
pointed arch; 2 geometric traceried windows above, central
rose window in gable. Tower with stepped angle buttresses
terminating as octagonal pinnacles; lancet windows,
decorative clock stage, tall louvred lancets to belfry,
facetted spire with 4 lucarnes. 6 bay buttressed nave with
gallery stair projection at S.W., and gabled eastern bay.
All stugged and coursed rubble with polished ashlar
dressings; decorative corbel course; slate roof. Interior:
original pine fittings; raised pulpit to east against
panelled organ case, with flanking balusters. Gallery 3 sides
of interior wit Gothic panelling, supported by brackets,
carried on cast-iron columns with stiff leaf capitals.
Fretted and billet moulded cornice; thin king post roof.
Parish Hall: rectangular, 4 bay, linked to church by broad
passage. Triple lancets to north and south gables. Small
outshot porch to east. Stugged and coursed rubble with ashlar
dressings as Church.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Formerly United Free

Church. 3 fine 19th century chairs (for Provost) with eagle

headed arms, carved backs and cane seats.

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