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Keig Parish Church

Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Keig Parish Church

Classification Church (Period Unassigned), War Memorial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) War Memorial Plaque

Canmore ID 112816

Site Number NJ61NW 17

NGR NJ 61138 19296

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Keig
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

Keig Parish Church, 1834-5, John Smith. Excellent Gothic rectangle in vigorous, squared granite, whose crisp details are perfectly judged and never overstated. The west porch and pinnacled bellcote, the angle buttresses, also deftly pointed, and the (wooden) perpendicular tracery in the windows have, particularly on a sunny day, a faceted, scintillating appearance which lifts the spirits. Internally, the gallery was originally U-plan; much remains including the brass lamp standard and other oil fittings. Interior re-arranged, 1891, William L Henderson; further alterations, 1902, A Marshall Mackenzie.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NJ61NW 17 61138 19296

NJ61NW 17.01 61119 19296 Gateway

For Keig, Old Parish Church and Burial-ground (NJ 6189 1929), see NJ61NW 2.

For (associated) Keig Parish Manse (NJ 6106 1924), see NJ61NW 18.

Church [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1980.

1834; fragments of previous kirk.

G Hay 1957.

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office:

References in Letter from Lord Forbes to Reverend Alexander Low, to new church of Keig.

1840 GD 52/202


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