Aberdeenshire HER - NJ82SW0053 - KEITHHALL AND KINKELL PARISH CHURCH

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Primary ReferenceNJ82SW0053
NameKEITHHALL AND KINKELL PARISH CHURCH
NRHE Card No.NJ82SW50
NRHE Numlink 112740
HES SM No. NULL
HES LB No. 9135
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Former church, now in residential use, and surrounding graveyard. Keithhall and Kinkell Parish Church was built in the late 18th century (1772 dated skewputt) and is located in a rural situation on the wooded edge of the estate of Keithall Manse. There is a small graveyard to the south and east of the church contained by stone walls. The church is a simple rectangular structure and aligned east-west. It was built with coursed, roughly-shaped granite blocks and has a slate roof. Interestingly it is said that this roof was removed from the much older Kinkell Church in the parish when Keithall Church was built and used to roof the new church, meaning the roof of Keithall is much older than its walls. There is a simple rectangular bellcote with small, stumpy pinnacles. The bell is hung from a wooden and metal support and is rung by an external pull. Interior was recast in the 1920s. Stained glass window memorials to past ministers and elders of the church. Formerly a stain glass window commemorating men of the parish who died in the First World War and brass plaque First World War war memorial, both removed to Fintray Church (NJ81NW0104) in 2019. Within the churchyard is the First World War Commonwealth war grave of Private Alexander Shearer, Gordon Highlanders. A second graveyard is located a short distance to the north west (at NJ 80102100) but it is not known if this is linked to the church or a private burial ground.
Last Update09/02/2024
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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
WINDOWSSTAINED-GLASS C100
WINDOWSMEMORIAL D100
MEMORIALSWAR E100
MEMORIALSWORLD WAR I F100
CHURCHESPARISH A100
GRAVEYARDS  B100
GRAVESWARCOMMONWEALTHG100