Angus HER - NO33SW0009 - FOWLIS EASTER CHURCH

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Primary ReferenceNO33SW0009
NameFOWLIS EASTER CHURCH
NRHE Card No.NO33SW9
NRHE Numlink 32054
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 13144
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Parish church with a graveyard, still in ecclesiastical use, and a hearse house. The church possibly replaced an earlier church that antiquarian reports suggest is first noted in 1180, and was dedicated to St Marnoch or Marnan in 1242 by the Bishop of St Andrews. The current church was built in 1453 as a collegiate church by Lord Gray. A hearse house in the graveyard is dated 1841, and the church was renovated in 1889 by Thomas Saunders Robertson, architect. The renovations included a new roof and a bellcote. It is shown the 1st and 2nd edition OS map as a rectangular church at the centre of a D-plan graveyard, with the hearse house in the north-west corner of the graveyard. There is the remains of a cross within the graveyard to the south of the church (NO33SW0011). The church is a rectangular-plan, aisleless Gothic church, constructed from polished ashlar with occasional snecking and numerous masons marks. The windows are pointed, and feature trefoil heads and tracery. There is a round-headed doorway to the south elevation with a double moulded reveal that is splayed at the base and large decorative iron hinges to the door. There is a sculpted ogival hoodmould to the doorway, supported by corbels with figures holding shields and with the arms of Lord Gray at the apex. The slate roofs has flat-coped skews, skewputts with coats-of-arms, a gabled ashlar bellcote at the west and a gablet to the east with a damaged cross finial. Inside, there are collar brace roof rises from wallposts with blank heraldic shields. There are rood screen buttresses on the north and south walls and a large elaborately sculpted sacrament house in the east wall. At the west end is a damaged octagonal sculpted font, which is probably pre-Reformation. Affixed to the wall at the north door are jougs, an offertory ladle and a bronze alms dish dated 1487. There are various 15th and 16th century painted panels on the walls. To the south-east there is a three-light stained glass window in memory of John, 16th Lord Gray, from 1869, and a single stained glass window in memory of Robert Lamond Macnie, 1929. There are some 17th, and many 18th and 19th century tombstones in the graveyard, which has a rubble boundary wall with rounded rubble coping. A War Memorial is also located outside the church, commorating the men of Fowlis Easter Parish who fell in World War I. A full transcription of the memorial is held in the AAS Digital Archive. The hearse house in the north-west of the graveyard is a two-storey, rectangular-plan house with a low single-storey addition. It is constructed from snecked rubble, with stugged ashlar dressings and droved margins. The grey slate roof is half-piended at the addition, and there are corniced ridge stacks. A forestair on the east elevation leads to a first floor door, with the stable door below. Inside there is a two-stall stable with timber trevis and hecks and a cobbled floor.
Last Update16/12/2016
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Easting: 332198.430505008, Northing: 733459.831106288

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National Grid Reference: NO 3219 3345



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CHURCHES SITE OFA100
CHURCHESASHLARGOTHICB100
JOUGS  C100
HEARSE-HOUSESRUBBLE-BUILTTWO-STOREYD100
GRAVEYARDS  E100
MEMORIALSWORLD WAR I F100
MEMORIALSWAR G100
GRAVEYARDSWALLED H100
MASON-MARKS  I100
WINDOWS TREFOILEDJ100
WINDOWS TRACERIEDK100
DOORWAYS ROUND-HEADEDL100
REVEALS MOULDEDM100
HOOD-MOULDS SCULPTUREDN100
COAT-OF-ARMS  O100
HINGESIRONDECORATIVEP100
BELLCOTESASHLARGABLEDQ100
GABLETS FINIALLEDR100
FINIALSCROSS S100
SHIELDSHERALDICBLANKT100
SCREENSROOD U100
HOUSESSACRAMENTSCULPTUREDV100
JOUGS  W100
LADLES  X100
DISHESBRONZEDATEDY100
PANELS PAINTEDZ100
WINDOWSSTAINED-GLASS AA100
WINDOWSMEMORIAL AB100
TOMBSTONES  AC100
WALLSRUBBLECOPEDAD100
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