NJ7907 : Former Kirkton of Skene free kirk

taken 3 years ago, near to Kirkton of Skene, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

Former Kirkton of Skene free kirk
Former Kirkton of Skene free kirk
Dating from ca. 1844 and hence a very early rural free church after the 1843 Disruption. The church lies on a north-south orientation with lancet windows and said to be modelled on the triple kirks in Aberdeen. It was inconveniently sited for the eponymous village about 1 km to the east (the established kirk is in the heart of the village) and doubtless closed soon after the established and free kirks settled their differences in 1929. There was a tower and spire to the right of the south gable (pictured) but it burned down in 1929 and the scorched stonework is still apparent. The building was later used as a blacksmith's forge but now appears to be derelict. Note the solar panel in the foreground, which possibly powers 'School' warning lights farther up the road to the right.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 7941 0762 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:9.5386N 2:20.5213W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 7941 0759
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Former Free Church  Pinnacles  Lancet Windows  Solar Powered Road Sign 

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