The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Keith, St. Rufus (CoS) on Church Road. © Alex Parker.
Holy Trinity (Scottish Episcopal) on Seafield Avenue, © John Balaam (2014).
Rafford, Church of Scotland. NJ 060 584. © John Mackie. Another view, © Peter Morgan (2014). Link. Former Church, now the village hall. Howard Richter advises that this is the former Free Church, at NJ 068 556. Dating from 1889, it became the hall from 1950, when it was bought from the church by the villagers. The Wikipedia entry for the village - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafford - says that there was an earlier church dating from 1843, which stood where the car park is now - so between camera and church. © Peter Morgan (2014).
Tomintoul, Church of Scotland (1826, remodelled 1900); one of Thomas Telford's churches. NJ 167 191. Link. Grade B listed. The former United Free Church. NJ 167 189. Link, which suggests a date for construction in the 1840's. This transcription (see under the second Kirkmichael entry), published in 1846, says that a Free Church existed. An 1882 gazetteer however, does not mention a Free Church (though other churches are listed). Does this mean that it had already closed by this date? Both © Martin Richter (2013). Our Lady and St. Michael (R.C., 1837), © Peter Morgan (2014). Grade B listed. Described by Peter only as "between Tomintoul and Dalchirach", this church was identified by Howard Richter, who advises that it is Kirkmichael Parish Church, at NJ 144 239. Another view. Both © Peter Morgan (2014). Link which supplies a building date of 1807, with renovation in 1951 following a fire. Grade C listed.
17 February 2018
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