Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Half Morton
NY 3202 7446
332020, 574460


Probably 1744; 4-bay church, repaired and enlarged circa 1795

(?addition of N jamb); all heightened several masonry

courses, perhaps 1830; renovated 1889. Rubble-built with

ashlar dressings, S elevation and E gable rendered. Splayed

base course to body of church. 4 pointed windows (?1889) to

long S wall and eaves moulding; gabled porch at E with iron

cresting, shouldered S-facing door; vestry adjoins W gable.

Unusual birdcage belfry (?1889) over E gable. Roofed with

graded slates. Boiler room in NW re-entrant angle demolished

circa 1985 exposing blocked square-headed window on jamb W

wall; N gable window of jamb originally a door.

Interior: plaster-vaulted roof; panelled timber pulpit

central on long S wall.

CHURCHYARD: quadrangular enclosure, with rubble-built partly ashlar-coped walls, extended to S in 20th century; plain

gatepiers (wrought-iron gates) and stile at E. Mostly 18th

and 19th century stone monuments, some with classical


Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such. FASTII ECCLESSIAE

SCOTICANAE states that the church was "rebuilt about 1703",

but no primary source is quoted either by Fastii or by Groome

or Hay. OSA report (Langholm) states that "It is soon ....

to be repaired and enlarged".

Change of Category B to C(S) 30.9.87




CHURCHES, 1957 p 254; SRO. HR 540/1 (includes 1889 seating

plan); Groome, GAZETTEER n.d. 2nd ed vol III p 241; OLD


About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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