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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 385436
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39671
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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