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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 20/07/1972


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkcowan

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 32739 60968
  • Coordinates: 232739, 560968


Built 1834. T-plan Neo-gothic church with squat tower to N jamb of T. Paired external gallery steps curve upto porch at 1st to E and W gables. Partly rendered over rubble walling, polished sandstone margins, dressings and buttresses.

S elevation with 2 smaller and 2 taller. 2-light pointed-arched windows with perpendicular tracery flanking central buttressed bay, now with small pedimented window, probably originally site of "pulpit door".

E and W gables with 2-storey gabled porch giving access to ground and gallery levels, external curved flight of steps to gallery level with simple cast-iron handrail. 2 small traceried windows flank gallery porch. N jamb single bay with similarly detailed windows. No N, 3-stage square-plan buttressed tower. Doors to E and W; to 2nd, tall traceried lights, to 3rd blocked belfry.

embattled parapet with pinnacles at angles.

Simply detailed chamfered square-headed doorways. All windows pointed-arch, taller windows with stone tracery, smaller windows have painted timber tracery; all with small-pane diamond glazing. Eaves cornice and blocking couse: end skews with decorative cross finials at apex; slate roofs.INTERIOR: galleries supported on cast-iron co;umns, central pulpit with tester on raised dais. Organ to left. Good plaster ceiling rose.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.



Groome's GAZETEER.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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