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Free Church, Stromeferry

A Category C Listed Building in Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh, Highland

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Latitude: 57.3524 / 57°21'8"N

Longitude: -5.5551 / 5°33'18"W

OS Eastings: 186227

OS Northings: 834690

OS Grid: NG862346

Mapcode National: GBR D9N9.46Z

Mapcode Global: WH09W.MGWF

Plus Code: 9C9P9C2V+XW

Entry Name: Free Church, Stromeferry

Listing Name: Stromeferry, Former Free Church

Listing Date: 8 October 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395606

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48207

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lochalsh

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh

Parish: Lochalsh

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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Late 19th century. Small, well-detailed rectangular-plan church with spirelet bellcote. Squared and snecked rubble with red sandstone ashlar dressings. Battered base course and ashlar cill course. 3-bay nave; divided by pilaster strips; pointed-arch roll-moulded and voussoired doorway; pointed-arch cusped and geometric traceried windows; raked cills.

S (ROAD) ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with deep-set 2-leaf boarded timber door with

decorative ironwork hinges and multi-pane leaded fanlight, bays to centre and left each with trefoil-headed tripartite timber window set into rectangular panels.

E ELEVATION: gabled elevation with large 3-light traceried window to centre. Square-section bellcote set-back at roof ridge, with slate-hung base giving way to reduced leaded stage and cornice surmounted by attenuated pyramidal roof, swept at eaves.

N ELEVATION: 3 tripartite windows as S elevation, and tall stack to outer right.

W ELEVATION: 2 lancet windows.

Multi-pane (square pattern) leaded glazing with margin glazing. Graded grey slates. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.

INTERIOR: timber-lined vestibule with 2-leaf timber door leading to boarded-timber church with exposed roof trusses. Timber-balustered pulpit to W with flanking wall mounted oil lamps. Timber fire-surround to NW corner.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such. The spirelet bellcote was designed and erected by 'mason contractor' from Lochcarron who also built a Church of Scotland at Dornie By Kyle. Not to be confused with another near contemporary church in Stromeferry, the former Church of Scotland Mission Church.

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