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Parish Church, Balmoral Road, New Rattray

A Category C Listed Building in Blairgowrie And Rattray, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5942 / 56°35'39"N

Longitude: -3.3339 / 3°20'2"W

OS Eastings: 318185

OS Northings: 745492

OS Grid: NO181454

Mapcode National: GBR V8.THG6

Mapcode Global: WH6PF.RJL5

Plus Code: 9C8RHMV8+MC

Entry Name: Parish Church, Balmoral Road, New Rattray

Listing Name: Rattray (New), Balmoral Road, Parish Church Hall Including Boundary Walls with Inset Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 4 September 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396979

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49453

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Blairgowrie and Rattray

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Blairgowrie And Rattray

Electoral Ward: Blairgowrie and Glens

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Dated 1912, converted to halls mid 1960s. Rectangular-plan, gothic-detailed former Free Church with 4-bay aisless nave and 3-stage angle tower. Narrow bull-faced bands of red sandstone with dressed ashlar margins. Pointed-arch openings; traceried and trefoil-headed windows; hoodmoulds with label stops, some floreate; 3-stage saw-tooth coped buttresses; voussoirs, stone mullions, chamfered reveals and raked cills.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: stone-cross finialled gable with steps up to deeply moulded doorpiece, deep-set 2-leaf boarded timber door with decorative ironwork brackets and dated tympanum, hoodmoulded square-headed tripartite windows with trefoil-headed lights in flanking bays and large hoodmoulded 3-light geometric-traceried window above. Full-height pinnacled buttress to right with tripartite window as above to low set-back bay beyond and tower (see below) projecting at outer left.

E ANGLE TOWER: 1st stage of squat tower with modern door to SE and small window to NE, similar windows to these 2 elevations at 2nd stage, and larger louvered bipartite openings to NE, SE and SW at 3rd stage, all surmounted by continuous hoodmould giving way to battlemented parapet and set-back spire with decorative cast-iron weathervane, rooflight to SW.

SE ELEVATION: 4 windows with dividing buttresses to nave elevation, that to left of centre converted to door, now (2002) blocked. Low piend-roofed bay projecting at outer left, with boarded timber door and 2-part fanlight on right return.

NW ELEVATION: 3 windows to right and projecting gabled bay to left.

SW ELEVATION: large window to gablehead over low piend-roofed bay.

Largely leaded multi-pane glazing pattern with coloured margins to top lights over reinforced glass panels, some windows blocked; coloured glass to traceried NE window. Grey slates. Ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

INTERIOR: galleried with boarded timber dadoes and architraved panelled timber doors with top lights, some retaining small-pane margined leaded glazing. Timber-lined hammerbeam roof with decorative ventilators. Raked gallery with fixed timber pews to NE; SW converted to stage. Narthex with WWI memorial, octagonal font and timber-balustered turnpike stair with ball-finialled rectangular-plan fluted newel posts.

BOUNDARY WALLS WITH INSET RAILINGS AND GATES: low saddleback-coped boundary walls with decorative inset ironwork railings and gate with arch.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such.

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