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Airth Old Church,church,Airth Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst, Falkirk

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Latitude: 56.0618 / 56°3'42"N

Longitude: -3.7676 / 3°46'3"W

OS Eastings: 290036

OS Northings: 686852

OS Grid: NS900868

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.Q5JX

Mapcode Global: WH5QM.3W5S

Entry Name: Airth Old Church,church,Airth Castle

Scheduled Date: 30 March 1962

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2228

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Ecclesiastical: church

Location: Airth

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Carse, Kinnaird and Tryst

Traditional County: Stirlingshire


Late 19th century. Pair of 2-storey and attic 2- and 3-bay semi-detached houses, with later single storey annex. Whinstone with

painted ashlar dressings; overhanging eaves; pierced bargeboards.

E ELEVATION: near symmetrical main block flanked by projecting gabled wings (symmetry thrown by 2nd gable to outer right). Gables with tripartite windows to each floor (mullions removed to No 6). At centre, glazed, arcaded decorative timber lean-to porch links wings; each house with door and window at ground, and row of 6 small square windows between porch and eaves at 1st floor. Glazed box dormers pop out of roof, that to No 4 still with original pagoda roof. To far right, further gabled bay (No 4 a) and set back flat-roofed annex providing access.

Timber sash and case windows;, replaced to no6, which retains some leaded windows. Purple-grey slates; sandstone stacks; octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1994.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble boundary with boulder coping to main road.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it has the potential to contribute to an understanding of medieval and early modern ecclesiastical architecture, religious practices and material culture.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded by RCAHMS as NS98NW 12.



Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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