East Church, Cromarty

East Church, Cromarty

Denomination: Former Church of Scotland
Address: Church Street, Cromarty, IV11 8XA
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: A

Church Overview

This beautiful and fascinating church lies in the interesting town of Cromarty on the Black Isle. It has been described as “One of the finest 18th century parish churches in Scotland” but its roots go much further back. The East Church reflects the history of the community it served through the centuries. The church was founded in medieval times and was altered and reorientated after the Reformation. The north aisle was added 1739 to create a T-plan church and there were further alterations in 1756 and 1798. The interior dates principally from the 18th century with galleries added to accommodate the growing congregation, the most elaborate being the Cromartie loft of 1756. The box pews are of the 18th and 19th centuries, some of which display original painted decoration. Several fine monuments. The surrounding graveyard contains a number of memorials carved by the geologist, writer and church reformer Hugh Miller (1802-1856). Cromarty East Church is owned and maintained by Historic Churches Scotland.


Occasional services, weddings and funerals by arrangement. For arranging services, please telephone Historic Churches Scotland on 0131 563 5135.

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East Church, Cromarty


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