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Rothes Kirk, Rothes

A Category B Listed Building in Rothes, Moray

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Latitude: 57.5269 / 57°31'36"N

Longitude: -3.2075 / 3°12'26"W

OS Eastings: 327786

OS Northings: 849170

OS Grid: NJ277491

Mapcode National: GBR L8FT.Z95

Mapcode Global: WH6K1.P2TM

Plus Code: 9C9RGQGV+Q2

Entry Name: Rothes Kirk, Rothes

Listing Name: High Street/Seafield Square, Rothes Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386369

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40440

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rothes

County: Moray

Town: Rothes

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Morayshire

Tagged with: Church building

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1780-1. T-plan random rubble church with tooled granite

ashlar dressings and margins. Additions and alterations,

vestry, 1812; heightening, 1868: clock towr, A and W Reid,

1870: internal renovations, 1887.

Long symmetrical N elevation with 4 round-headed windows;

round-headed entrance in E gable and in base of tower at W;

further door now a window in centre of rear bowed wing.

Square tooled ashlar 4-stage clock tower with stages

delineated by moulded string-courses, 3rd stage with clasped

pilasters and tall louvred openings with shallow stage above

with clock faces breaking wallhead under semi-circular

cornice; pyramidal spire with banded decorative fishscale

slating and cast-iron weathervane.

Small projecting rear single storey vestry with canted gable. Lattice-pane glazing; slate roofs, piended on rear bowed


INTERIOR: renovated 1887 retaining traditional layout grouped

around central pulpit fronting organ (1894) in centre of N

wall; panelled front to 5-sided gallery with cusped


Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Building said to incorporate some materials from former

parish church which stood in present burial ground. Church

building financed by Earl of Findlater. Clock originally

on Nairn Town Hall, repaired and gifted to church by Nairn

jeweller, Mr Charles Spark, formerly of Rothes.

Harling removed in 1954 and walls re-pointed.

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