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Harris, Manish Free Church

A Category B Listed Building in Harris, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 57.798 / 57°47'52"N

Longitude: -6.8801 / 6°52'48"W

OS Eastings: 110163

OS Northings: 889171

OS Grid: NG101891

Mapcode National: GBR 98D3.PFG

Mapcode Global: WGX3Q.9819

Entry Name: Harris, Manish Free Church

Listing Date: 8 November 1991

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 345651

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12754

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Harris

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch

Parish: Harris

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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1853 church with manse alongside (listed seperately) established

in great measure through the efforts of Iain Godha (John Morison), bard and evangelist. All harled; slate roofs.

CHURCH: unusual double-pile design with M-shaped roof. Flat-

lintelled single windows, sash and case, with horizontal glazing

pattern; 3-bay east entrance front with pointed Gothic openings,

doorway in shallow advanced gable, blind outer windows. Low gabled vestry outshot on west flank (ie behind pulpit); also modern lavatory addition. Inside, cast-iron columns support valley roof; v-lining to ceiling, dados and behind pulpit; plain timber panels to pulpit and to precentor's box. Iain Godha was a blacksmith to trade, and he is believed to have contributed to the building of the church, eg by provision of ironwork such as hinges in pulpit, etc.

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Ecclesiastical building in use as such. Design compares with that of Plockton Free Church.

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