Aberdeenshire HER - NJ31SE0047 - BELLABEG, STRATHDON PARISH CHURCH

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Primary ReferenceNJ31SE0047
NameBELLABEG, STRATHDON PARISH CHURCH
NRHE Card No.NJ31SE37
NRHE Numlink 112399
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 16183
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Parish church, designed by James Matthews, dated 1853. Also named Kirk of Invernochty. Well-detailed gothic style church forming small group with graveyard and former manse on the edge of Bellabeg village. Cruciform-plan with four-bay aisleless nave and transepts, three-stage tower with broach spire in north-east re-entrant, small polygonal stair towers, reticulated tracery and deeply moulded doorpieces incorporating simple colonettes. It is constructed from coursed, squared and snecked rubble with contrasting dressings and long and short margins. Within the graveyard to the south-east of the church is the Mitchell-Forbes mausoleum, probably designed by Archibald Simpson in 1829 and built for Mary Forbes, wife of Daniel Mitchell. It is a two-stage Egyptian mausoleum constructed from granite ashlar. The first stage is on a Greek cross plan with a reduced square-plan second stage. There are cavetto cornices to the battered walls. The church and graveyard form a group with the manse and garden to the north (NJ31SE0173). The churchyard contains three First World War Commonwealth war graves.
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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
CHURCHYARDS  E100
CHURCHES  A100
MANSES  B100
GRAVEYARDS  C100
MAUSOLEUMS  D100
GRAVESWARCOMMONWEALTHF100