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Peterhead Old Parish Church

A Category A Listed Building in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5049 / 57°30'17"N

Longitude: -1.7827 / 1°46'57"W

OS Eastings: 413120

OS Northings: 846103

OS Grid: NK131461

Mapcode National: GBR P8YW.PXL

Mapcode Global: WHBQ8.LM9H

Entry Name: Peterhead Old Parish Church

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385436

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39671

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Peterhead

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Peterhead

Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Alexander Laing (Edinburgh) executed R. & J. Mitchell, 1804-1806. Severe classic. Rectangular plan with lower pedimented 3-arch porch feature with 118' steeple above linked to main body with flanking wallhead balustrades. 4 arched S. windows, 2-storey 4 window treatment to N. Granite built, ashlar to front, squared down flanks, moulded eaves course. U-plan gallery on reeded R-doric columns, finely panelled gallery front. New pupil and general restoration and redecoration, 1966, replacing arrangements of 1894.

Hall 1896. 1647 Burgerhuys Bell. Mears bell 1850.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Replaced the parish church of 1771 which was found to be unsafe in 1779 and by 1795 was inadequate for the increased population. Laing was nominated by the Merchant Maiden Hospital Trustees.

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