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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
Entry Name: Rattray (New), Balmoral Road, Parish Church Hall Including Boundary Walls with Inset Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 4 September 2003
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
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.
Ecclesiastical building no longer in use as such.
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