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Latitude: 57.2331 / 57°13'59"N
Longitude: -2.7033 / 2°42'12"W
OS Eastings: 357638
OS Northings: 816043
OS Grid: NJ576160
Mapcode National: GBR M9PL.VNX
Mapcode Global: WH7MS.FGXB
Plus Code: 9C9V67MW+7M
Entry Name: Alford, Main Street, St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Including Gates, Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings
Listing Date: 3 May 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395303
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47909
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
1869; later additions and alterations. Rectangular-plan church in Early English style. Aberdeen bond granite with finely finished dressings. Base course; pointed-arched openings with chamfered reveals; diagonal buttresses.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; square-plan 3-stage entrance tower advanced to bay to left, deeply chamfered, shouldered doorway to centre of 1st stage, 2 stone steps to 2-leaf boarded timber door with decorative hinges, cross motif set in roundel in gablehead above, single window to right return, plate traceried 2-light window to left return; 2-light
windows to each facet of 2nd stage; string course between 2nd and 3rd stages, clock to each facet of 3rd stage; parapet stepped-up at angles to form merlons, octagonal spire swept down between merlons, iron finial to apex. 2-light windows with oculus above to 2 bays to right.
E ELEVATION: gabled chancel advanced to centre, 3-light window to centre, eaves swept down to right, shouldered window below, 2-light and single windows to left return, gabled addition advanced to right return, stone crucifix to apex of each gable.
N ELEVATION: not seen 2001.
W ELEVATION: gabled; large and heavily traceried wheel window to centre of gablehead, iron finial to apex; square-plan entrance tower adjoining to right (see above).
Predominantly leaded diamond-pane windows. Steeply pitched grey slate roof with lead ridges. Coped stone skews with moulded skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2001.
GATES, GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low coped boundary walls surmounted by railings. Square-plan sandstone gatepiers with pyramidal caps, 2-leaf iron gates.
St Andrew's Episcopal Church is prominently situated on the Main Street in Alford. The squat square-plan entrance tower, with its elegant swept down spire, is particularly imposing. According to the Third Statistical Account, the porch and steeple were gifted by Mr J Milne of Kingsford House, whilst the clock and bell were presented anonymously (3rd SA, p209).
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