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Tain, Shandwick Street, Tain Parish Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Tain, Shandwick Street, Tain Parish Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Tain, Shandwick Street, Duthac Centre; St Duthuc Parish Church; Stafford Street, Tain Parish Church

Canmore ID 109521

Site Number NH78SE 168

NGR NH 78215 81887

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Tain
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Architecture Notes

Site bounded by Stafford Street, Shandwick Street and Knockbreck Street.

ARCHITECT: James Smith, Inverness 1814-built by Mitchells of Aberdeen


Publication Account (2009)

Designed by James Smith as the new parish church, and built between 1811 and 1814, at the heart of the grid-plan early nineteenth-century new town.

Information from ‘The Scottish Burgh Survey, Historic Tain: Archaeology and Development’, (2009).

Note (17 April 2020)

St Duthac's/ Tain Parish Church underwent restoration/conservation work in 1896, HJ Blanc, architect.

See Dictionary of Scottish Architects online resource.

Information from Survey and Recording section (MMcD), HES, 17 April 2020.


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