For sale sign up on church

Listedas‘onebed­room­house’

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Chris Marzella

A his­toric for­mer church in the cen­tre of Doune is up for sale for more than £150,000.

The 196–year old for­mer Kil­madock Parish Church in Mo­ray Street has been placed on the mar­ket, listed as a ‘one bed­room de­tached house for sale’.

The prop­erty is be­ing sold on be­half of the owner by es­tate agent Hal­l­i­day Homes of Bridge of Al­lan.

The cat­e­gory B listed for­mer church, which was built in 1822, was con­structed in Ash­lar stone and in­cludes a three bay tower with orig­i­nal work­ing clock and bells.

The south fac­ing en­trance has a finely carved Mo­ray coat-of-arms over door­way.

The prop­erty was listed on the on­line real es­tate por­tal Right Move this week. The web­site lists the build­ing as a “rare op­por­tu­nity”, adding: “Lo­cated through the large wel­com­ing vestibule is the main en­trance hall­way where there are two sweep­ing stone stair­cases giv­ing ac­cess to the up­per floors, two door­ways into the main church hall, a WC and a stair­well to the base­ment where the old boiler room is.

“Within the main church hall there are many of the orig­i­nal fea­tures, such as, the or­gan, stained glass win­dows and or­nate cor­nic­ing.”

To the rear of the church hall is a dou­ble bed­room, as well as the orig­i­nal raised, tear bal­cony and seat­ing that is ac­cessed from the first floor.

On the first floor there are two fully re–plas­tered and dec­o­rated rooms which split the front fac­ing stained glass win­dow, one with a rope go­ing through the ceil­ing to the bells in the room above.

A spi­ral stair­case from the first floor leads up to the roof space and a fur­ther stair­case leads to the church clock tower it­self.

The church be­came a listed build­ing in Oc­to­ber 1971.

It was de­signed by ar­chi­tect, James Gille­spie Gra­ham, in 1822 and was re­fur­nished 1896.

There is a grave­yard to north of the build­ing, with head stones dat­ing back to the late 18th cen­tury and on­wards.

The church was also known as Kil­madock East Church as there was a church at the west end of the vil­lage.

In 2008 the con­gre­ga­tion moved to a new place of wor­ship on Balk­er­ach Street and this is the new Kil­madock Parish Church.

It’s re­quested that all of­fers be sub­mit­ted by a Scot­tish solic­i­tor in for­mal le­gal terms to Hal­l­i­day Homes.

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For sale The for­mer Kil­madock Parish Church

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