Listed Building

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CREETOWN, HILL STREET, ST JOSEPHS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHLB10150

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
17/01/1979
Supplementary Information Updated
01/02/2018
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Kirkmabreck
NGR
NX 47630 58895
Coordinates
247630, 558895

Description

Peter Mckie, 1858-59. Simple hall Free Church with lower single storey church hall to east. Rubble walling, granite ashlar margins and angle buttresses, rising to granite pinnacles, all openings pointed-arch, east gable arch blinded. west gable elevation with shallow advanced centre bay with with granite quoins, two lancets to outer bays. Central door with double-leaf doors; blind lancet above. Three lancets to nave. All windows with bold keystones, sash and case with 21-pane glazing. End skews, cross finial to west, slate roofs. Lower single storey hall to south, three basket-arch brick-margined casement windows. End stack with octagonal can.

Statement of Special Interest

Designed by joiner-architect Peter McKie as a Free Church in 1858-59. This is his only known work. It became a Roman Catholic Church and school in 1876, when a lower addition was built on the east gable. The church closed in 1994 and has since been used as a practice hall for Creetown Silver Band.

Listed building record updated in 2018.

References

Bibliography

Gifford, J. (1996) The Buildings of Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway. p.202.

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, Peter McKie at http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=202583 (accessed 12/01/2018).

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