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Dyke Parish Church & Mausoleum

Door open days


Dyke Church, Moray

Dated 1781, a rectangular building 66ft longx 33ft wide x 18ft high, lit in the long south elevation by four long round headed windows with a belfry to the west wall and doorways at each end. There are no windows in the north wall. The interior is dominated by an unusual three decker pulpit typical of the period. The three deck pulpit built to accommodate minister, precentor and beadle. Some believe the lowest deck was designed for sinners, caught by elders during the week and made to stand or sit in front of the congregation in shame. James Smith, Nairn and James Smith, Auldearn builders, were given the work of building the church having submitted plans and estimate.


10am - 4pm, open to the public with volunteers on hand. Small pamphlet with information available. Church with mounted ancient stones and the crypt will also be open to public.

Key Information

Architect: unknown

Building Date: 1781

Where to find us

  • Dyke Village
  • Forres
  • IV36 2TF