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Peterhead, Erroll Street, Old Parish Church

Church (19th Century)

Site Name Peterhead, Erroll Street, Old Parish Church

Classification Church (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Muckle Kirk; Maiden Street

Canmore ID 21181

Site Number NK14NW 125

NGR NK 13120 46103

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Peterhead
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NK14NW 125 13120 46103

Peterhead Old Parish Church [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, May 2010.

Architect Alexander Laing of Edinburgh; executed R and J Mitchell, 1804-6; remains of medieval kirk, 1647 Burgerhuys bell.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (written by Rev William Donald 1837); J T Findlay 1933; R Neish 1950; G Hay 1957; F C Eeles and R W M Clouston 1960.

Architecture Notes


Peterhead, Old Parish Church.

Architect: Alexander Laing, 1806.


Peterhead, Old Parish Church.

NMRS. F.A.M. MacDonald Collection. 1925 - 2 sheets plans.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Site Management (9 December 2022)

Severe classic. Rectangular plan with lower pedimented 3-arch porch feature with 118' steeple above linked to main body with flanking wallhead balustrades. 4 arched S. windows, 2-storey 4 window treatment to N. Granite built, ashlar to front, squared down flanks, moulded eaves course. U-plan gallery on reeded R-doric columns, finely panelled gallery front. New pupil and general restoration and redecoration, 1966, replacing arrangements of 1894. Hall 1896. 1647 Burgerhuys Bell. Mears bell 1850.

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Replaced the parish church of 1771 which was found to be unsafe in 1779 and by 1795 was inadequate for the increased population. Laing was nominated by the Merchant Maiden Hospital Trustees. (Historic Environment Scotland List Entry)


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